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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Catch us at Streets and Lanes

Repair Cafe Perth will have an info booth at the Streets and Lanes Festival this Sunday. Our volunteers will be there to help spread the word, answer questions and advise anyone wanting to start their own repair cafe somewhere in Perth.

Thank you to sponsors iFixit

We are so grateful to sponsors iFixit for donating a universal bit kit for our electrical repairs table. This is an essential bit of gear that will allow us to keep fixing your electrical items (though please note our restrictions on what we can and can’t fix).iFixit is an incredible organisation that encourages people to …

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Imperfect repairs

By Angie Kings-Lynne, Repair Cafe Perth co-organiser Even if repairs aren’t perfect, they’re still valuable. In fact, some would argue that visible repairs add to the story of an object. In Japan, crockery is sometimes repaired with gold and the repair is seen as a unique aspect of the piece. When my daughter needed a …

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