Passing on skills

When you visit a repair cafe event, you’ll take part in the repair process, whether it’s watching the repair in action or even having a go. “I learned how to fix the items myself in the future. THANK YOU!” “I like that you could watch and learn. Very impressed with this.” – Repair cafe visitors …

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Where are they now?

There were so many great repairs at this morning’s repair cafe. Among the 87 items that came in was a lovely old table that was repaired and destined for a children’s room after it gets a new lick of paint. The table’s owners offered to send pictures of the final result, which we are keen …

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Repair Cafe specialities

There are over 25 repair cafes in Australia, from coast to coast. Occasionally organisers reach out to each other and swap information about their own initiatives. We’ve heard of repair cafes that have knife sharpening stations, work with leather and give presentations on shoe fixing. Repair Cafe Perth has some fairly unique additions of its …

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Success for Device Help

It’s always so great to hear success stories from the repair cafe. Here’s one from the device help table: “One visitor brought in a laptop that no longer started. On her laptop were old travel photos she was desperate to get hold of. At the repair cafe, the hard drive was removed and the photos found! The visitor brought …

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Winter Woolies

This Saturday June 16th, we have a special repair station: Winter Woolies. We’ll have experts on hand to help repair broken jumpers, cardigans and other knitwear. Learn to darn or have a go using a de-linting machine to bring your knitwear back to life. Last time our Winter Wooly experts came in, they helped save …

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Chairs, chairs, chairs

At our May repair session, five chairs were brought in to be fixed. Four of these left the repair cafe fully repaired. The fifth, a gas lift chair, needed specialised parts so could not be repaired in the session. In this picture, volunteer Mark takes a well-earned rest after re-attaching a chair arm.

We love our community

Since Repair Cafe Perth started in October 2017, the community has embraced the notion of a West Australian repair cafe. We have had enormous support from the City of Vincent through their Community Initiative Grant. We are also grateful for the way that Academy Cafe has supported us from the moment we approached them. The …

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