Ealing Repair Cafe teaches and encourages the mending of clothes and textiles. We want to help create a circular economy for clothes and a move away from fast disposable fashion. We run monthly gatherings around Ealing, giving suggestions and showing samples of repairs done by our community.
At sessions we help by providing sewing equipment, threads, fabric for patches and offering advice on how to mend by sewing, embroidery, visible mending, patching, boro and sashiko stitching.
Community RePaint is a UK wide paint reuse network, sponsored by Dulux, that aims to collect the leftover paint and redistribute it to benefit individuals, families, communities and charities in need at an affordable cost across the UK. The network is made up of over 65 schemes and in 2019 redistributed over 365,988 litres of paint.
The network hosts a scheme at the Greenford Reuse and Recycling Centre, managed by Ealing Council. The scheme has been operating at the recycling centre since 1993, and over the past ten years has saved 16,632 litres of paint from going to waste in the borough – this equates to 44,906kg equivalent of CO2 saved.