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Welcome to the café

The Object of Ruskin Road Repair Café is: To protect and safeguard the environment for the public benefit through the promotion of repair and re-use of products as a means of preventing and minimising waste disposal.

We are part of the global Repair Café movement led by The Repair Café International Foundation, where repairs to  household products are carried out by a world-wide community of volunteers.

We are fundraising to help with our set up costs.  Please consider donating


Repair Cafés are free ‘community-centred workshops’ for people to bring consumer products in need of repair, where they can work together with volunteer fixers to repair and maintain their broken or faulty products. In addition to repair, many Repair Cafés provide assistance with product modification, particularly to clothing to improve fit and appearance.

The Type of Products we Repair

We see many different types of household products at the Repair Café such as clothing needing a replacement zipper, bicycles with sticky gears, chairs with broken legs, lamps with damaged cables, gardening tools that no longer trim, radios in need of a tune and old clocks that don’t keep time. What we’ve found is that many household products CAN be repaired successfully using the experience and collective know-how within our growing community of volunteer repairers. The great news is that by repairing we save money, resources, reduce our CO2 emissions and have a lot of fun and satisfaction along the way.


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