Repair Generations

by Lucie Hernandez in Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

£3,366

£5,000 stretch target 3 days left
168% 69 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st October 2021 at 11:55am

The Repair Generations project runs workshops to connect people in the community to creatively repair our clothes.

by Lucie Hernandez in Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra donations you can give to the project will help us run at least 6 more workshops, connect even more members of the community to demonstrate repair techniques and raise awareness of more sustainable approaches to fashion. 


What is Repair generations?

Repair Generations is a collective of designers, makers and menders that run workshops to connect people in the community to repair our clothes.

We demonstrate a range of creative techniques to repair and mend our clothes to extend their life and keep them out of landfill.  Learning and sharing skills is at the heart of the project and is an opportunity for local communities and individuals to take part, connect and participate in something worthwhile. Come and join our community and be part of the repair movement to support more sustainable fashion. 

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Background to the project

The fashion and textile industries are responsible for increasing environmental damage and waste. Clothing is responsible for large carbon emissions at all stages of the production, distribution and consumption process. Societies need to find more sustainable relationships to the clothes we wear and drastically reduce the amount we buy.

The waste charity WRAP raise awareness of the value of clothes and encourage people to make the most of the clothes they already have. They found that one of the most significant things you can do is increase the active life of our clothes. So each time we keep an item of clothing in use for longer it helps save many tonnes of clothing from going into landfill. Thats where repair comes in.

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What you can do?

By getting involved in the repair movement you can save at least one garment in your wardrobe that needs to be repaired from going into landfill. Sign up for one of our rewards and become part of the repair movement to keep your clothes in use and wearable for longer and extend its life. 

Why are we crowdfunding? 

Repair generations is a collective of people passionate about the power of using craft skills and repair techniques to make positive change.

We are run as a not for profit but we still have costs to cover. Our focus is to make an impact in our local community, raise awareness of the issues around sustainable fashion and promote accessible ways people can become involved themselves in repairing and mentioning their own clothes to make their wardrobe more sustainable. One of the ways we can cover our costs is to crowdfund so we can spend the money we raise on facilitating more workshops and sharing the repair skills needed to keep our most loved items of clothing in use for longer.

Our Mend It Workshops

We will be running a range of different workshops in our local community around Falmouth, Redruth and Penryn. Each workshop will be run by a range of different facilitators and demonstrate a different skill and repair technique such as Wool darning, Needle felt, Sashiko/Boro or Embroidery stitch. Workshop attendees will be encouraged to bring an item of clothing that needs repairing and encouraged to learn the skills to repair the item themselves to return it to a wearable condition. All materials will be provided free of charge with the money raised from this campaign. The workshops will last between 2-3 hours and people are encouraged to drop-in for as little or as long as required to complete their repair with instruction from our team of facilitators and skilled volunteers. 

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How you can help! 

There are three ways to help Repair generations

1) Please donate to our cause and enjoy our rewards.

2) Share our messages. The power of social media only comes from your shares of our posts or by joining our #repairgenerations Campaign.

Your donation will make all the difference. Help us to reach our target and support visible, meaningful and impactful change. 

And finally…follow us on Instagram!
Keep up to date with all the latest on Repair generations on our channel.

https://www.instagram.com/repairgenerations

Thank you!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Repair Kit

Grab yourself a handy repair kit for those last minute holes. Includes needle, thread and small patch.

£15 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Mend It Workshop - the basics!

An exclusive pass to attend one of our ‘mend it!’ workshops and we will support you to learn the skills you need to repair your own garments hosted at a local venue in Cornwall. We will focus on some of the fundamentals of sewing to demonstrate simple repairs such as sewing a button back on, restitching a simple seam or taking up a hem.

£20 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Local Repair

If you are local to Falmouth/Cornwall, we will help you complete a small-scale repair on a well loved single item of clothing. Please note that this reward does not include alterations to the size or shape of a garment.

£20 or more

1 of 15 claimed

NEW REWARD - ONLINE WORKSHOPS

We are now offering online workshops where our team of designers/makers and menders will help you complete a small-scale repair on an item of clothing. Please note that this reward does not include alterations to the size or shape of a garment.

£25 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Postal Repair

If you are not local to Falmouth/Cornwall you can post a garment of your choice and we will complete a small-scale repair and post back to you. Please note that this reward does not include alterations to the size or shape of a garment.

£30 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Mend It Workshop!

An exclusive pass to attend one of our ‘mend it!’ workshops and we will support you to learn the skills you need to repair your own garments hosted at a local venue in Cornwall. We will focus on some creative techniques to get your repair looking awesome!

£45 or more

1 of 16 claimed

Embellish It!

An exclusive pass to attend one of our ‘mend it!’ workshops using ONE of the following techniques: Wool darning, Needle felt, Sashiko/Boro or Seed stitch.

£80 or more

A Stitch in time saves nine!

An exclusive pass to attend one of our ‘mend it!’ workshops plus a voucher to mend a garment of your choice.

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