What kinds of items do you fix?
Many daily things and mainly clothing at Repair Café.
When did you first start volunteering with Repair Café Toronto?
What is your day job?
Apparel Graphic Designer
Why did you start to becoming interested in repairing things?
Since my childhood, as both my parents were quite resourceful in many ways.
How did you learn your skills?
I learned almost all my sewing and crafting skills from my mom. She was a great tailor.
What does it mean to you to volunteer at the Repair Café?
It is pleasant to be there, it is kind of a therapy. It is also is a great place to socialize with like-minded people who stand against wasting. I impatiently wait to join and fix things at Repair Café every month. It is wonderful to solve a problem on every piece. Exchanging my skills with the reward of happy faces is invaluable.
What is the most memorable (or fun, or challenging) item you have fixed?
All items are fun to fix for me.
Why should people get involved with the Repair Café?
As I said before, it is a great place to socialize with like-minded people and to help people. I also like the idea of regaining broken items instead of just throwing them away, supporting the economy and helping to sustain the ecosystem is wonderful. Whoever has any skills or enthusiasm for the values mentioned, should join us.
Where do you see Repair Café Toronto in 5 years?
I believe it will spread more and benefit more people in the future.