'My Made Do and Mend Year' blogger to speak at sustainable talk

PUBLISHED: 13:49 22 June 2016 | UPDATED: 16:28 22 June 2016

The TRAID talk takes place on Thursday in Old Street

The TRAID talk takes place on Thursday in Old Street


Clothes reuse charity TRAID is bringing together three leading voices for a discussion on the repair movement as a way to reduce waste and consumption.

Speakers include co-founder of the Restart project Janet Gunter, mending activist Bridget Harvey, and ‘My Made Do and Mend Year’ blog author Jen Gale.

All three work in different ways to inspire a “repair revolution”, with well-being, skill sharing, community and concern for the environment at the heart.

Sarah Klymkiw, head of education at TRAID said, “Our speakers represent a passionate network of active citizens who have been making headway in building a movement to repair products of all kinds which would otherwise have been thrown away.

“We urgently need to fix our relationship with ‘stuff’ and we’ll be debating whether repair is a way to do this.”

The talk takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday at Zieferblat, 388 Old Street.

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