International Repair Café Week 2017 – for organizers

Let’s make repairs together during the second International Repair Café Week. This week of repairs runs from 14 to 22 October. Join us this week and organise a(n) (extra special) Repair Café!

With a Repair Café you will help reduce the waste heap and preserve and spread the knowledge about repairing. In a fun way you will bring the people in your community together. You will also join the battle for better repairable things.

Eight years Repair Café
On Wednesday 18 October it was eight years ago that Martine Postma organised the very first Repair Café. On this day in 2009, dozens of residents brought their broken items to a theatre in Amsterdam-West. Now there are over 1,300 Repair Cafés in 33 countries, spread across six continents. But there is plenty of room to grow! During the International Repair Café week we want to make even more people enthusiastic about making repairs together. You can help by showing your own community how much fun and useful a Repair Café truly is.

Extra publicity
Are you going to organise a meeting during the International Repair Café week? Use the customizable press release. This could drum up more (media) attention for your Repair Café.

Special poster
Also, we have designed a special poster that you can put up to show you’re joining in. You can download this adaptable document, as well as the guide how to use it.


  • Purna Sarkar

    Hello we are from Repair Cafe Bengaluru (India).. we are organizing a diy program on learning to fix home electricals like Iron box etc and how to assemble LED decorative lights for upcoming festive season for today on 14th Oct, 2017 at Green Path, Bengaluru. For details and pictures please visit our facebook page Repair Cafe Bangalore. We have invited students from polytechnic college and general public to attend this program . This program will be held from 2pm-5pm. We love to join you in doing more repairs in International Repair cafe week.
    Purna Sarkar and Antara Mukherji

  • Dylan

    Repair Cafe Odense (central Denmark) is holding an event tomorrow, Saturday the 14th of October 🙂

  • Raffaele Timpano

    Italy is present! We will run a special Repair cafè event on 22 of october in a farmhouse on the hills near Bologna. Here is the event.
    Come to visit us guys!

    Raffaele Timpano
    Rusko – Repair Cafe Bologna

  • Charlie Goedeke

    Transition Howard County (Maryland, USA) will be holding our fourth event on October 21st! Our program is less than a year old, but growing fast. We have established partnerships with the local library system and community college.

  • Seidi Reek Fiksehuset

    The Nordic repair enthusiasts will be joining in on the international vibe on the 17th of October with a Repair Café in Oslo, Norway – Fiksehuset is the Name, repairing is our Game! We shall tackle textiles and bicycles this time! 🙂

  • Linda Nagle

    Campbell River, BC (Canada) will be hosting our fourth Repair Cafe on Saturday, October 21.

  • Lauren Gross

    We are so excited to be a part of this! Repair PDX in Portland, Oregon will be hosting one at a local Community College on Tuesday, October 17th.

  • Jean-claude Gob

    Repair Café de la Bonne Femme, Liege, Belgium.

  • Michael Hektoen

    Yeah!! Love that this is going to take place!! Sooooooo excited! I came up with the suggestion for the International Repair Café week, so I feel a little proud.


    Repair Café Val-d’Oise (GSVO 95) fera la promotion de la “Semaine du Repair Café” sur le territoire du Département… L’idée de fédérer les Repair Cafés dans un même élan correspond tout à fait au concept et sera appréciée à sa juste valeur.

  • Fern Mosoff

    Oct. 17-23 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada . We are planning a cross-country Repair Café on Saturday, Oct. 22 through video simulcast that will be streamed on the internet. We’re delighted to learn of the alignment with International Repair Café week.
    (Perhaps we could plan a global event in 2017?!)
    – Repair Café Toronto

    • Martine

      That’s great, Fern! Let’s hope more Canadian Repair Cafés will join in.
      All the best,
      the Repair Café Foundation team

  • Atsuko Ofuji

    Hello, we will join Repair Café Week!
    Repair Café Japan – Tokyo, Osaka.

  • Christopher Blomeley

    We run a weekly Repair Café in Wivenhoe library, every Thursday evening. We would love to join you in celebrating International Repair Café Week. Christopher Blomeley

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