Teaches mending, patching and darning our textiles to get the most our clothes and textiles.
Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Repurpose, Repeat ♻️
Ealing Repair café teaches and encourages 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.
Ealing Repair Cafe has monthly Monday meet ups at Open Ealing in Dickens Yard, Ealing Broadway. Contact us regarding pop up and partner events.
Guides on how to repair and patch. Plus hints and tips on repairs.
Updates on what we have been up to at our sessions and news relating to repairing, encouraging a circular economy and craftivism.
A lovely social way of encouraging me to attack the mending pileOlivia
Getting help from people with actual skills to improve my mending skills!Charlotte
Had a great time – thanks for all your help and inspiration!!Sarah
Ealing Repair cafe has encouraged me to do more mending and shown me more options to mend like visible mending and patching.Zoe
Creative mending and thoughtful help with any stitching problem – stopped me throwing things away and also makes boring school uniform repairs more than tolerable if with a lovely chatty bunch!Jenny