A repair specialist unpicks stitching at a Repair Cafe.

Repair Cafés were free events delivered across north London to help residents fix and improve items, such as clothes and bicycles. Repair specialists were on hand to fix items and support participants to successfully carry out their own repairs. 

The events lasted up to four hours and took place at community venues across north London. The events showed that, with just a bit of guidance, we can repair the broken things we have at home. This is a great way to extend the ‘life’ of our possessions, save money and reduce waste.

If you fancy giving repair a go visit our In a Fix page for lots of information on how to get started. Or if you have a broken electrical item, we have an Electrical Repair Directory to help you find nearby repair services.