Repairathon Nov. 6 at Wychwood Barns EcoFair

Join us Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. at Artscape Wychwood Barns for a day of free clothing repairs as part of Ecofair at the Barns.

We’re excited to be mending, fixing and repairing clothing for free as part of this eco-friendly event. Extend the life of your wardrobe by bringing us your holey sweaters and coats with missing buttons. Friendly volunteers will be happy to mend them. Please bring no more than 3 items of clean clothing in need of repair.

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Love sewing? Join us! We’re always looking for crafty folks to sew on a button or two. Meet other sewers and help the community. Sign up with our event planning app or swing by our table at our next event.

Clothing Repairathon Aug. 13 at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market

Torn jeans? Don’t toss em, repair em! Toronto Clothing Repairathon will be mending clothing for free at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market on Saturday Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. till noon.

Volunteers are ready to work their magic on all your holey sweaters and coats with missing buttons.Come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person.

Sandwich board art by Withrow Park Farmers' Market

Sandwich board art by Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

Love sewing? Join us! We’re always looking for crafty folks to sew on a button or two. Meet other sewers and help your community. Sign up with our event planning app or swing by our table at our next event.

Find us at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market June 11

Toronto Clothing Repairathon is happy to be back at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market on June 11 from 8 a.m. till noon for all your mending needs.

Bring your ripped jeans and shirts with missing buttons to us and we’ll fix them – for free! Bring your clean clothing in need of repairs, no more than 2-3 per person.

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Look at all these happy people! Join us June 11 at Wychwood Barns.

Can’t make on June 11? We’re be back at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market every second Saturday of the month for the rest of the summer. So mark July 9 and Aug. 13 on your calendars right now!

We’re also looking for volunteers! Help us help others so we can host more events across the city. If you are interested in lending a hand, please sign up with our event planning app. You can also join our Repairathon Google Group to hear about upcoming events.

Also, a big thanks to Now Magazine for the shout-out in their Free at Last issue. Thanks for spreading the word!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repairathon April 30 at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Toronto Clothing Repairathon will be mending clothing for free April 30 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.at the CNIB Centre, 1929 Bayview Ave. The event is open to CNIB clients but the public is also welcome to attend. Come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person.

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Love sewing? We are always looking for volunteers! No minimum experience required. If you are interested in helping us help others, please sign up with our event planning app. You can also join the Repairathon group on Google Groups for our general discussion and event announcements.

Repairathon at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market April 9 and May 14

Repairathon is kicking off spring with our first events of the year at Wychwood Barns Farmers’ Market, April 9 and May 14 from 8 a.m. till noon.

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Bring life back to your spring wardrobe by having your clothes mended by our group of talented volunteers. Tear in your jeans? Missing a button? We’ll repair it for free. Come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person.

Want to join us? We’re always looking for volunteers to lend a hand repairing by hand or machine. No minimum experience necessary. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up with our event planning app. You can also join the Repairathon group on Google Groups for our general discussion.

Repairathon at YIMBY Festival Oct. 31

Repairathon will be sewing up a storm at the YIMBY (Yes in My Backyard) Festival Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Look for our table in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.

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Have a tear in your jeans? Need a button sewn on? Stop by and we’ll fix it. Feel free to come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person.

We’re always looking for more volunteers, so if you’d like to help out, let us know. You don’t need to know how to sew, and it’s not a big commitment. For more information on volunteering, click here!

Repairathon is back at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market Aug. 29

Repairathon will be sewing up a storm at Withrow Park Farmers’ Market Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We had so much fun last time that we’ve come back for more!

Have a tear in your jean? Need a button sewn on? Stop by and we’ll fix it for free. Feel free to come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person.

And look out for our new Repairathon banner!

We’re always looking for more volunteers, so if you’d like to help out, let us know. You don’t need to know how to sew, and it’s not a big commitment.

For more information on how to volunteer, click here!

Repairathon is back! April event at Wychwood Barns

The Clothing Repairathon is back after a long winter! We are hosting our first event of the year Sunday, April 26 at Artscape Wychwood Barns as part of Barns Upcycle day. We’ll be repairing clothing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person, and don’t forget to thank our volunteers.

We’re always looking for more volunteers, so if you’d like to help out, let us know. You don’t need to know how to sew, and it’s not a big commitment.

For more information on how to get involved, click here.

YIMBY Festival

Our next Repairathon is going to be part of the fantastic YIMBY Festvial. The Yes In My Backyard Festival is…

a celebration of community-based ideas and action in Toronto. The festival is free and open to all, providing a social space for people and groups involved in locally-driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and strategies to affect change, and imagine the future of our city.

At this year’s YIMBY Festival, we’ll welcome 60+ Toronto-based groups involved in community development, civic literacy, neighbourhood improvement, environmental action, arts and culture, and economic development. The Marketplace area will focus on collaborative consumption, featuring organizations and businesses that are helping to strengthen the shareable economy movement in Toronto.

The festival is Saturday, September 27, 11am–4pm at University of Toronto Schools, 371 Bloor Street West, just by Spadina. Bring clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person, and don’t forget to thank our generous volunteers. Please do not bring clothing later than 3pm, to give time to complete everything.


Our last event at SharefestTo was a great success. I didn’t post a recap largely because I forgot to take any photos, but you can see photos and comments by everyone else on Twitter. There’s also one photo of us on Facebook. Thanks so much to volunteers Jenny, Barbara, Ruth, Emily, Eva, and Michael (myself).


Other items of note:

  • A Sewing Workshop run by Transition Toronto is coming up on September 11, 7pm to 9pm at the Toronto Tool Library east location, 1803 Danforth Ave. The cost is $8 for Transition members, $10 otherwise
  • The next Repair Cafe is September 13, 10am-2pm at Skills for Change, 791 St. Clair Ave. West
  • The great Really Really Free Market is sadly on hold for the time being. They need some new volunteers, especially anyone with a car or cargo bike. It’s been a monthly event where anyone can leave or get things at no cost. When the event is over any leftover items must be taken to charities, hence the need for transportation. If you are interested in helping, please contact them at rrfmarket@gmail.com.