Garment Repair Cafe

Photo of TBG volunteers repairing clothes with sewing machines, at Ocean Lab in Goodwick

The Repair Cafe takes place at the Sea Trust end of Ocean Lab on Goodwick Parrog.

Every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, from 11am to 3pm.

Bring in a favourite garment in need of mending and see how it can be repaired.

For more information and to book an appointment please contact:

01348 875106 or tbgwastebuster@gmail.com

  • This is a free service and donations are welcome.
  • You are expected to stay while the repair is carried out in order to see how it’s done and to pick up new skills.
  • If the repair proves to be more complicated and is taking longer than originally assessed, the volunteer may offer to continue the repair outside of the Repair Cafe hours, but this is at their discretion.
  • You should bring only ONE item, if you want more items or larger repairs/alterations carried out, our volunteers may agree to do this for a fee. Or we may be able to point you in the direction of someone else who could do that for you.

Please read the full Repair Cafe House Rules below.

Photo of four people sitting and standing talking to each other at the repair cafe at Ocean Lab

“Revive treasured old clothes” “Don’t throw it away” “Save money” “Care for the planet” “Make new and mend”

What is a Repair Café?

Repair Cafes are pop-up events where volunteers fix household items for free in order to reduce waste, teach skills and bring community together.

For information about Repair Cafes across Wales go to https://repaircafewales.org/

HOUSE RULES / DISCLAIMER

  1. All repairs carried out at the Repair Cafe (RC) are performed at the visitor’s own risk. The advice and repair service is conducted by volunteers and there is no charge but donations are welcome to cover costs including the purchase of tools and equipment and the development of the service.
  2. All visitors are required to complete and sign the Repair Form for record keeping purposes before any repairs can be contemplated.
  3. Visitors are expected to remain with the volunteer(s) while the repair is being carried out in order to see how the repair is being done and to pick up new skills. Items should not be left with the volunteer(s) and collected at a later time but where the repair itself makes this necessary neither the organisers / leaders of the Repair Cafe, Repair Cafe Wales as an organisation nor the volunteer(s) can assume any responsibility for safe-keeping.
  4. The fact that the repairs are being undertaken by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability: neither the organisers / leaders of the Repair Cafe, Repair Cafe Wales as an organisation nor the volunteer(s) are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Cafe. The limitations set forth in these house rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislation which cannot be lawfully superseded.
  5. Any use of new materials such as leads, plugs, fuses, zips, etc. will be paid for separately by the visitor. Any work initiated in the Repair Cafe but continued outside of the Repair Cafe’s hours is completely at the discretion of the volunteer(s) and the agreement they make with the visitor.
  6. The Repair Cafe, Repair Cafe Wales as an organisation and the volunteer(s) offer no guarantee for any repairs carried out with or without their help and are not liable if any repaired items do not work properly at home or break down again in the future.
  7. The Repair Cafe, Repair Cafe Wales as an organisation and the volunteer(s) take no responsibility in any form whatsoever for any item, repaired or otherwise, once it has left the premises where the Repair Cafe session is taking place.
  8. Volunteers are entitled to refuse to repair certain objects and are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  9. Visitors to the Repair Cafe are solely responsible for the tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
  10. Neither the organisers / leaders of the Repair Cafe, Repair Cafe Wales as an organisation nor the volunteer(s) in personal capacities or otherwise are liable for any accidental damage that may occur to either visitors’ goods (including vehicles) or personal effects during visitors’ time at the sessions.
  11. To avoid unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE item per person will be examined. Should time allow, extra items may be considered for examination and assessment.
  12. Visitors to the Repair Cafe are responsible for ensuring their electrical items have been PAT tested by a qualified individual at the Repair Cafe.
  13. PLEASE NOTE: Dangerous tools and equipment are present and sometimes used in repairs. Parents must exercise control over, and be responsible for, the behaviour of their children whilst attending the Repair Cafe.

What we do and don’t do:
We are a group of enthusiastic amateurs who want to reduce landfill and share our fixing skills. We are not a repair shop, so we appreciate it if we can show you how to fix your item or even get you to do it while we advise! We,

  • Need to have time to repair your device. If you arrive within an hour of us closing we may have to decline the repair.
  • Need to keep our volunteers safe. So if something is dangerous or dirty, we may decline to repair it.

For safety and to avoid competing with local business, we don’t repair:

  • Microwaves
  • Welding
  • Clothes alterations
  • Adult bike repairs (though we can carry out an M check)
  • Safety equipment
  • White Goods
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