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Repair cafes

What are repair cafes?

Repair cafes are community-based initiatives that aim to reduce waste a by encouraging people to repair, rather than replace, broken household items.  These cafes provide a space for people to bring their broken items and receive assistance from volunteer repair experts who are skilled in fixing a variety of items, such as electronics, furniture, and clothing. The goal of repair cafes is not only to reduce waste, but also to build community and share skills and knowledge.  

The original Repair Cafe was founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2009. The concept was created by Martine Postma as a response to the increasing amount of waste and overconsumption. The success of the first Repair Cafe led to the growth of the Repair Cafe Foundation, which now supports and coordinates repair cafes in numerous countries around the world. 

Where can I find a local repair cafe?  

If you would like to experience the joy of fixing things and  the community spirit by participating in a repair café, please see links below to some local repair cafés.  

Chailey Repair Café 

Forest Row Repair Café 

Brighton Repair Café 

Lewes The Repair Cafe ( 

Uckfield Repair Cafe Uckfield - Sussex Support Service  





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