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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

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Personal Item Repair Workshop

In the past 60 years or so, consumerism has become embedded in Canadian culture, such that it has become “normal” to dispose of items that are broken instead of getting them fixed. But this is changing. Repair cafes, maker spaces, and reuse initiatives are popping up all over the country.

The University of Waterloo’s Sustainability Office and friends are hosting a Personal Item Repair Workshop on February 11th at 4:30-6:30 p.m.. If you believe, like we do, that repairing and reusing our stuff should be the new normal, and you have one or more items that are broken, torn, or otherwise not in their best condition, drop in to the Design Studio and they’ll do their best to fix them! They will also have fixers teaching people the basics of how to repair their item. Snacks will be provided. 

Personal items may include:

  • Broken, small electrical items such as: 
    • hair dryer 
    • toaster
    • lamp
    • fan
    • kettle
    • blender
    • headphones
  • Clothes in need of mending
  • Broken jewellery
    • Broken jewellery may also be donated instead of fixed
  • Knives in need of sharpening
  • Sewing machines in need of repair 

Feel free to come out as an observer. Our fixers will be happy to teach you some basics about repair! 

Click here to register for the personal items repair workshop

Cost 
free
Location 
EV3 - Environment 3
Design Studio
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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