FREE Repair, Reuse and Upcycling event as part of Hackney Sustainability Day

Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman St, London E8 1DY
11:00 - 16:00pm

Fancy learning some new upcycling and repair skills? Then join our free activities being delivered as part of  the Hackney Sustainability Day on 23 October.

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There will be lots of great activities taking place as part of the wider event and here's what we'll be bringing you for all things repair and upcycling: 

• 10.30 – 11.30am

Furniture Reupholstering Demonstration and Q&A

Learn to reinvent your furniture with an introduction to the process of reupholstering. This will be demonstrated by recovering a basic dining chair from frame to finish with local reupholster, Chris!

• 11.30am - 12pm

Furnishings Repairs Demonstration and Q&A

Learn different ways of repairing tour home furnishings with Susannah Mensah!

• 12.30pm - 1.30pm

‘Classroom to Market Project’ Workshop by Footprint for Good

Learn how to up-cycle and take your products straight to potential customers or you can keep it, saving yourself some hard-earned cash. The talk will provide information on the project, how to get involved and also have a workshop to try out as an example of the type of projects you could be working on.

• 2pm - 3pm

Transforming Waste Demo and Talk

Learn about how designer Atelier Cheuk from The Home of Sustainable Things in Islington transforms waste to create a range of beautiful yet practical items. The talk will give an introduction into waste metals, woods and plastics, where to find them, and examples of their atelier WA=MA scrap metal range. A demonstration will also give examples of how this is done, such as turning a waste pipe into spoons or vases.

All Day Activities (10am - 3pm)

• 10am - 2pm

Recycled Textiles Weaving Workshop

Learn more about recycled fabrics and how to use them to create a beautiful weavings and art for your home with Forest Recycling Project. This is a family-friendly activity and drop-in. Note: children will need to be supervised by parents or carers.

• 10am - 3pm

Furniture repair advice drop-in

Meet furniture repair expert Lee from the LOOP in Hackney to get advice on how to repair your furniture at home. Bring along pictures and descriptions or any small items of furniture and free advice and guidance will be available on reuse, repair and upcycling! Note: due to space limitations no repair will be done on-site, only advice on how to repair. Furniture and furnishings only, no electrical goods.


And free exhibitions from local upcyclers!

• Forest Recycling Project

• Bright Sparks

• Susannah Mensah

• The Home of Sustainable Things

If you are looking to attend a workshop or demonstration, we have limited spaces so make sure to get there with plenty of time!