Here at Draper Tools we’re proud to support the Cambridge Repair Cafes movement, together with our friends Mackays of Cambridge. This weekend will see an attempt to run the World’s Biggest Repair Café on Saturday 11th November, with hundreds of people and repairers gathering to celebrate the incredible growth of the repair café movement. The event is hoping to beat the 150 repairs that took place at the biggest repair cafe held to date, which took place in Vauréal, France in 2013.
What are Repair Cafes?
Repair cafes are community events that match experienced repairers with people who need broken items fixing. The movement started in Holland 8 years ago, there are now a network of over 1,300 cafes globally. By 2021 there will be an estimated 5,000 repair cafes engaging 50,000 volunteers and 145,000 visitors every month. Cambridge is at the heart of the movement in the UK and repairers will be coming from all over the country to take part in the world record attempt.
The World’s Biggest Repair Cafe Event
Environmental charities, Cambridge Carbon Footprint and Transition Cambridge are hosting the World’s Biggest Repair Cafe on Saturday, where there will also be a range of inspiring talks taking place. The event will see talks from Patagonia, the outdoor clothing company that has its own network of repairers, and from Tara Button, founder of BuyMeOnce, the campaign for product lifetime labelling in the UK. Plus, FoodCycle will be serving up hundreds of meals made from surplus food.
Draper Tools and Mackays of Cambridge will be giving the Cambridgeshire Repair Café movement an enormous boost with a huge new toolbox filled with tools on the day of the record attempt. It’s a fantastic initiative that we’re very happy to be supporting – we’re sending lots of luck for the record attempt!
If you’d like to take an item along to the event to be repaired, make your booking here: http://circularcambridge.org/festival/