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Reuse & Repair

Remake supports our community and individuals to be more prepared and to respond to environmental and economic emergencies. From reuse & repair opportunities to promoting the circular economy to sharing resources and skills, Remake is promoting a fair and green renewal.

Repair Café

We welcome members of our community to bring along their broken and damaged items for our volunteers to fix at our monthly Repair Cafés. We currently accept small electricals and textiles. Whilst we can’t always guarantee that we can repair your item, we will give it our best shot!

Our volunteers are skilled in each of their areas of repair and are happy to speak through the process with you. We want to help promote the circular economy throughout our community by sharing our skills and knowledge with as many people as possible.

remake repair cafe volunteers

We don’t charge for our repairs, but we do ask for a small donation to help cover the costs of running this community project.

To find out when our next session is, head to the What's On page.


Remake is well known for our amazing fabric and haberdashery section thanks to a number of dedicated volunteers. Textile reuse is far more sustainable & beneficial to the planet and a wonderful creative pursuit. Join one of our sewing classes or get involved as a sewing volunteer, upcycling surplus fabric into new creative products such as our tote bags.

photo collage of remake sewing group

"In terms of creativity, Christine inspires you to believe you can create anything you like and we’re often thrilled with our unexpected results. We’re extremely lucky to have such an expert and charismatic teacher."

"I’ve learned so many new skills. As you know, Christine is just amazing and a she is a very patient teacher. I also believe it has had a positive effect on my mental health."

Online Sewing Tutorials

We are making a series of short online tutorials to help repair clothes and textiles. Textiles contribute around 10% of global carbon emissions. Anything we can do to repair and upgrade rather than throwaway or buy new helps save money and the planet. We hope to run face to face sewing repair cafes later in the year, and when we have spaces in our online repair sessions we will advertise via social media.

We will be uploading a series of tutorials in the coming months including: split seams, hems & quick fixes, taking up sleeves, trousers & skirts, rips & tears, visible & invisible patching, repairing runs & holes by darning knits, embroidery techniques for repairs, taking in trousers & skirts that are too big, taking in tops & fixing necklines, letting out clothes which have shrunk or are too small through gussets & seams.

Click on the links below to visit our existing online tutorials.

Christine Forsyth

Lynn Ramsbottom

Circular Economy

We divert dry, clean, safe, quality surplus materials from landfill to keep them in circulation for longer. If your business has stock that is surplus, end of line or ex-display, please consider joining Remake’s growing number of commercial donors.

circular economy diagram

Remake Container

Thanks to a collaboration with Perth & Kinross Council, Remake opened the reuse container at the Crieff Recycling Centre in May 2019. Drop off quality donations whenever the Recycling Centre is open.

remake container


Our Remake Community Reuse & Repair project is supported by: