We’ve been pleased to see more activity than ever around the 7th International Repair Day coming up on 21st October. Of course, our Repair Café team are in action on Sunday 22nd. Book a slot if you haven’t already!
If you’re keen to find out more, here are a few links to groups all helping make repair available to all.
Talking Throwaway Society with BBC Radio Kent
Ben was pleased to be invited for a chat with Steve Ladner on BBC Radio Kent this week. Have a listen here, or check out BBC sounds for an interesting morning of discussion on moving on from our throwaway society.
The Restart Project
This blog explains the work the Restart Project are doing with the UK Government to help improve repairability, and showcases activity around the UK and Europe getting more stuff repaired. They have also helped set up a new Community Repair Network and we’re excited to see how this can help groups like us collaborate to achieve more.
Open Repair Alliance
The ORA have some great suggestions of simple jobs you can do yourself to extend the life of your things, and a map of all sorts of repair events going on to celebrate Repair Day.
What’s on locally
Low Carbon East Oxford have been running clothing repair stalls at the East Oxford Farmers’ and Community Market for several months now – offering advice and simple hand-sewn mends. They’ve had great conversations and fixed a whole range of clothes, the odd bag, all kinds. So if your jumpers turn out to be holey, or your coat buttons are hanging off, bring them along. Happy to demonstrate a few tricks and encourage us all to keep fixing – loved clothes last!
Cherwell Collective are hosting an Online Repair Café on Discord to celebrate International Repair day. check out the instructions for joining here.
Look out for updates from other local groups on CAG Oxfordshire’s facebook group.
And if you’d like us to link to your event here, do let us know and we’ll update this post!