Two UK charities host Repair Cafe in an effort to encourage sustainable purchasing habits

hanging clothes lot

Plastic Free North Devon and the Regen Braunton group have teamed up to collaborate on the Braunton Repair Cafe, an initiative aimed to change the way people use their clothes. As part of the charity’s additional goal to build a community around this event, visitors are encouraged not to leave and enjoy a cup of tea.

hanging clothes lot

Through skill sharing and combining passions, the organisations hope that visitors will begin to see their clothing less as throw away items and with more potential of reusing and recycling them in order to further their life cycles. It found that clothing and textiles are responsible for 35% of the world’s micro-plastics, while the fashion industry accounts for 10% of all global carbon emissions. One of the many initiatives that The Repair Cafe has is to change the way people shop and use their money.

The event will be hosted at the Museum of British Surfing on August 21, with participants asked to bring items in need of repair as well as any extra materials required to complete them.