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About OSU Repair Fairs

Repair Fairs are an event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a group run by Campus Recycling.

Details for each fair vary, so stay tuned to this page for information about upcoming fairs.

Why Repair Fairs?

We believe in providing a space that allows us to exchange ideas rather than dollars, developing people into fixers rather than consumers, and reusing materials rather than wasting them. We offer Repair Fairs to realize this vision. We believe you will benefit by: 

  • Save Money: Score free repairs so you don’t have to buy more stuff.
  • Gain Skills: Connect with others to learn new skills or share your own.
  • Reduce Waste: Save your beloved belongings and conserve natural resources.

Winter 2021 Virtual Repair Fair

Revitalize your old clothing to make them more fun and functional! Drop by any time on February 23rd from 5 to 7 pm for this virtual fair on Remo and visit the demo booths that interest you. Register for a free supply kit to pick up (and keep) at the OSU Memorial Union from Feb. 17-23, or see the recommended supply list for each demo below. Here are the demos that you can choose from:

  • In Stitches: Personalize with Embroidery
    • Embroidery thread in your favorite colors
    • Embroidery needles
    • Scrap fabric to practice (optional)
  • Unseamly No More: Fix Weak Seams & Holes
    • Neutral colored thread to match your fabric
    • Needle
  • It’s in the Bag: Transform T-Shirts into Bags
    • Old t-shirt
    • Scissors
  • Good for the Sole: Shoe Cleaning
    • White vinegar
    • Baking soda
    • Rags and/or old toothbrush

This term's virtual Repair Fair is hosted by the Waste Watchers Club and the Craft Center. Repair Fairs are free and open to the public. 

Additional Details

Kits can be picked up from the Memorial Union, Room 109. Pick up times on Monday - Thursday are from 4:30-7:30 pm, and Friday from 4:30-6.