Join Us and Book Your Free Place This London Repair Week 2023
From March 20th to 26th London is hosting its annual Repair Week, and this year not-for-profit social enterprise Fashion-Enter Ltd has teamed up with Islington Council to host a series of events.
The demand for repair is constantly rising. In 2022, 75% of Londoners said that we need to repair more if we are to tackle climate emergency, and that’s why we are encouraging the local residents of Islington to pop into the FC Designer Collective shop at 113-115, Fonthill Road, N4.
From Monday to Thursday, the doors will be open to allow locals to bring in their garments that can be repaired, upcycled or redesigned free of charge thanks to funding from Islington Council. From 10:00 – 15:00 there will be support for you to use the industrial machines based at the shop under the careful guidance of Leyla, an experienced seamstress that has over 40-years expertise in alterations, repairs and upcycling.
On Friday 25th March there will be a unique showcase of the best reclaimed garments at the shop providing a unique fashion experience for today.
FEL CEO Jenny Holloway commented: “It is well known that fashion is the world’s second dirty polluter on the planet today, with millions of garments being flown around the globe contributing to carbon emissions. Worse still is that the cost of a £30 purchase in the UK is an average cost of £20 for a return and 27% of that return then goes into landfill. We need to stop this senseless waste, and this starts at our retail shop on the iconic Fonthill Road. Come and join us!”
A full list of the events taking place to mark Repair Week in can be found on the Islington Life website.
Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality, and Transport, said: “There are so many benefits to repairing and reusing, and doing so helps to reduce emissions and save money.
“If we’re to tackle the climate emergency, then we must make better use of the precious resources that we have and reduce the amount that we waste. Repair Week provides us all with an opportunity to get practical advice on how best we can do that.
“We all have old items that could do with a bit of love and care – instead of letting them gather dust, why not give them a new lease of life by taking them to one of our Repair Week events?”
To book your free place tap here (please note places are limited)