Clothing Repair Café

Did you know that wearing your clothes for longer is the most impactful way to reduce fashion's carbon footprint? But sometimes, in order to wear your clothes for longer, they need to be repaired or altered a little. Join us at the Human Ecology Clothing Repair Café to do just that!

The Clothing Repair Café is the right place for you, whether you already know how to repair your clothes and just want a space to tackle your mending pile with other people or you need a little help to learn how to repair your clothes. We have skilled volunteers on hand to help out and give advice.

All you have to bring are your clean clothes in need of mending (along with any parts that may need to be replaced, like zippers or buttons). We'll provide the tools, sewing machines, some basic supplies and refreshments.

Note that this is a knowledge-sharing venture, so while our volunteer repairers are happy to give as much assistance as you may need, the goal is that you will leave the event with the skills to make similar clothing repairs on your own in the future (i.e. we're not just going to do it for you).

Where: Human Ecology Building, Room 305, University of Alberta

When: Saturday, September 23, 1 pm - 4 pm

Register to come to the repair cafe here.

If you have experience in mending and would like to volunteer to help out on the day, you can sign up to volunteer here.

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The Human Ecology Clothing Repair Café is supported by the University of Alberta Campus Sustainability Grant Program.