REPAIR CAFE: Small Appliances

At this second Repair Cafe, the focus will be on the repair of small appliances and electronics. We have some very talented Repair folks lined up, so find that blender that won't blend or a toaster that won't toast and bring it on down for a consult or repair. In addition, we will have someone on hand to sharpen knives and a DIY stencil station to print the Repair Cafe logo on your apron or tee-shirt.











The first Repair Café was a big success! It was held on July 14th at the Armory Center for the Arts and seven sewing machines hummed for three hours straight! A total of thirty garments were repaired or repurposed.

Through the volunteer efforts of our organizers and repairers, we found such great talent in our community! In addition, Gabriel Silva, the head of the Pasadena Department of Public Works had a table to discuss the city's Zero Waste plan. And thanks to Joanne Siegel's computer wizardry, enthusiastic guests signed up as new Time Bank members, and some satisfied folks went home for more clothes to repair!

We learned a lot and have lots of ideas to make the second Repair Cafe even better! We look forward to seeing some of the interviews and video footage that several cameras captured. This event was such a boon to so many folks and so much fun that we will have a second sewing Repair Cafe on Sunday, September 16th, from 1- 4 pm at the Armory.

Mark your hem and your calendar!


In the spirit of moving toward zero waste and stewardship
of our planet's resources, the RepairCafe/Pasadena links
local handy people to folks in
need of repairs of all kinds:
clothing, appliances,
bikes, furniture, electronics...and more.
The Repair Cafe is inspired by the philosophy of a
Sharing Economy. We share our time, skills and
talents to build a more vibrant local community,
one repair at a time."





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  • Shakurra

    It was absolutely awesome! Peter turned my ailing popcorn popper into a new appliance. Thank you, Peter. Thank you, Repair Cafe!

    August 19, 2012

  • Therese B.

    29 appliances brought in! 22 repaired! umpteen knives and tools sharpened!
    many looky-loos

    August 19, 2012

  • Stephen

    It was very well done. Someone should have thought of this sooner!

    August 19, 2012

  • GINKO, Ching L.

    Enthusiastic volunteers!!Great work fixing appliance...awesome event.

    August 18, 2012

  • Shakurra

    I'll bring my lamp wiring tools to help fix anyone's faulty wired lamp.

    1 · August 17, 2012

  • GINKO, Ching L.

    Hey, everyone. Great to have you!! Do you have some repair needs or would you like to repair something?

    August 17, 2012

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