Repair Café Richmond opens its doors for the first time between 2:30pm – 5:30pm on Saturday 3rd November, at the Vineyard Community Centre in the centre of Richmond.

Richmond residents are invited to bring damaged clothes, broken bicycles and small faulty electrical items to the Repair Café where they can learn to fix them for free, over some delicious tea and cake.

TRAID will be armed with needles, thread and sewing machines to help you mend your clothes so you can wear them again. Dr Bike will be on hand to get your bikes back on the road, and there will also be a small team of volunteers helping with small electrical repairs from phones to toasters.

The Repair Café is run by the West London Waste Authority, organisations and volunteers willing to share their skills. It’s a collaborative space where the community can learn simple repair skills to keep their things in use for longer.

Resources for clothes repair