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Repair Textiles


Posted on 5 February 2019

When people ask us questions on social media, it is often to find out whether they can recycle specific items, but with textiles we want as many residents in West Sussex to think about whether they could potentially repair it first.

We know this isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, but learning to sew on a button, sew up a seam or hem some trousers could save a trusty wardrobe staple and give it a new lease of life.

If you’re not so handy with a needle and thread, you could always ask someone you know to lend a helping hand, watch one of the many ‘How To’ videos online or even find a class to get expert help and advice that can take you from repair zero to repair hero in no time.

There are even a number of Repair Cafes popping up across the County where you can go along and get tips and advice from experts.

If you’re looking for a place to start brushing up on your repair skills, why not visit the Love Your Clothes channel on YouTube which has a number of handy videos on everything from removing grass stains, machine sewing a hem or even brightening your whites so they don’t get resigned to the recycling pile just yet.