A lot of items we discard can easily be fixed with a little bit of care and help from people who are knowledgeable in repairs. Friends of the Earth Malta in collaboration with Valletta Design Cluster and Zibel will be hosting a Repair Cafe this November.
THE REPAIR CAFE IS OPEN TO ALL FROM 09:00 to 13:00 at the San Gorg Preca Primary School in Valletta. FREE ENTRANCE. NO NEED TO BOOK!
For our repair cafe you can either get an object that you have that is broken that you want help with fixing, or else just come and join in and learn. This will be a way of sharing our knowledge, helping each other out, and learning of how to easily fix things.
🔧Repair Stations on the Day
Thanks to the support of the amazing people at Fashion Revolution Malta we will be hosting the clothing repair stations. Bring any thorn items with you. If your item needs something to be replaced (eg. a button), make sure you get that with you.
Anton will be working to make cool upcycled creations, giving life back to material which is considered as waste. If you have any small items you want to upcycle, get them with you to turn them back from trash to treasure.
🔨🧸Woodwork and Toys Repair
Get your broken small wooden objects and any simple toys to be fixed. Paulo will be helping out with any simple fixes.
🔌Electronic Appliance Repair
Not all home appliances are easily repaired since companies are not putting products on the market with a product design which is made to be fixed. We are determined to have this changed, so get simple home appliances to repair! Please make sure to get with you only small items (such as a toaster, or a kettle) and not bulky items (like a fridge or a washing machine!). Repairs can take some time and are not guaranteed. If components need to be changed in the item, our repairers will be able to diagnose the issue and give you advance on what parts need to be changed.
Joseph Caruana will also be doubling up as a Fairphone repairer. We want to showcase Fairphone, a company that produced fair and modular phones that are made to be repaired. Thanks to their contribution, we will have samples at the repair cafe for demonstration purposes.
Get your old laptops that are too slow to use but are still sitting on your shelf at home. Michele will show you how to install open source software that would make your old laptop much faster. If you don’t need the laptop anymore you can also kindly donate it to the NGO and we will give it a new home.
Read about our previous repair cafe HERE and if you have skills that you would like to contribute or if you want to help us out, get in touch through this VOLUNTEERING FORM.
☕🍪We will have FREE tea, coffees and delicious treats served at the event.