1 Jun 2014

Jade Herriman - Repair Cafes

From Sunday Morning, 10:10 am on 1 June 2014

We live in a throwaway age, where it's often cheaper to buy a new product than repair old ones. The repair café movement, which started in Holland, is trying to change that. There are now more 400 repair cafes around the world where local residents meet face-to-face with skilled volunteers who show them how to mend everything from clothes to cell phones. Jade Herriman, a researcher at the University of Technology, Sydney, has been looking into the phenomenon.