Repair skills vital to waste reduction

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on July 17, 2020

DENMARK will soon have its own repair cafe to promote waste reduction and financial wellbeing.

Von Quinn said the repair cafe was a direct initiative of a grant designed to improve the financial capability of residents and already had lots of volunteers signed up to help out.

The cafe will operate monthly at Denmark Community Resource Centre and will have its first session on Saturday, July 25 from 10am to noon.

“Hopefully this is the start of something big,” Ms Quinn said.

“It’s a two-prong attack. We want to help people save money by repairing things instead of just buying a new one, and help reduce waste.”

Repair cafes are a global initiative encouraging people to practice and teach others repair skills and fix broken items instead of replacing them with something brand new.

More than 1,500 repair cafes currently exist worldwide.

Featuring this month at Denmark Repair Cafe will be textile and teddy bear repairers, small furniture repairers, knife sharpeners and bike repairers.

In conjunction with the repair cafe, a Low Cost Cooking Workshop will be held at the Denmark Community Resource Centre from 10am to 1pm on July 25 as part of the broader Great Foundations Workshop Series.

Bookings for this are essential online at