Pop-up Jewellery Repair Cafe

Bring along a broken item of costume jewellery and with the help of volunteers from the Repair Cafe Sydney North, we’ll repair it together at the free pop-up jewellery repair cafe!

You’ll have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to make simple repairs yourself whilst being guided through the process. Please note that not all items may be able to be fixed. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.

Spaces are limited.  Time – 2:30 – 4pm. Book Thursday 27th July 2017

The first Repair Café was initiated by Martine Postma in 2009 in Amsterdam.  Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things together. We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Even things with almost nothing wrong.  The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they don’t know how. The Repair Cafe allows things to be used for longer and keeps things out of landfill. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products. It also cuts CO2 emissions because manufacturing new products and recycling old ones causes CO2 to be released. The Repair Café teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, to appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. This is essential to kindle people’s enthusiasm for a sustainable society.

Bridget Kennedy , artist in residence at 53 Ridge Street, is a founding volunteer at the Repair Cafe Sydney North, held on the 1st & 2nd Sundays of each month where items such as clothing, jewellery, furniture, shoes & small appliances are repaired for free and kept out of landfill with the help of volunteers.

Please see below for details on how The Repair Cafe works.

  • The work carried out in the Repair Café is performed free of charge on a voluntary basis by the repair experts at hand.
  • Visitors carry out the repairs themselves whenever possible, but repair experts on site can help if necessary.
  • The fact that the repairs are being performed by unpaid volunteers reflects the allocation of risks and limitation of liability: neither the organisers of the Repair Café nor the repair experts are liable for any loss that may result from advice or instructions concerning repairs, for the loss of items handed over for repair, for indirect or consequential loss or for any other kind of loss resulting from work performed in the Repair Café. The limitations set forth in these house rules shall not apply to claims declared justified on the basis of liability arising by virtue of applicable consumer protection legislation which cannot be lawfully superseded.
  • A voluntary donation is greatly appreciated.
  • Any use of new materials such as findings, silk thread, jump rings etc will be paid for separately.
  • Visitors offering broken items for repair do so at their own risk.
  • Experts making repairs offer no guarantee for the repairs carried out with their help and are not liable if objects that are repaired in the Repair Café turn out not to work properly at home.
  • Repair experts are entitled to refuse to repair certain objects.
  • Repair experts are not obliged to reassemble disassembled appliances that cannot be repaired.
  • Visitors to Repair Café are solely responsible for the tidy removal of broken objects that could not be repaired.
  • To cut down on unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE broken item per person will be examined. The visitor will join the back of the queue if there is a second item for repair.

Toss it?  No way!