Restart party in Uxbridge on 19 September

The Rubbish Diet Team will be in Uxbridge tomorrow, Saturday, 19 September, to host Hillingdon’s first-ever restart party.

Come join the team in the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Chequers Square, Uxbridge, UB8 1LN from 11am-2pm and learn to fix your broken electronics, bikes or clothes. Mend your broken ceramics, toys and much more at the Sugru table.

Got skills and knowledge? Could you come help others learn to repair?

Or just come and celebrate repair and meet others who like making do and mending.

The event is part of the Festival of Repair taking place in West London this month.

And don’t miss this week’s makedoandmedhour conversation on twitter, where Jen Gale from Make Do and Mend will be asking people to share their favourite place to repair.

Hounslow Library Swish

Most of us can’t afford the prices attached to clothing on the catwalk at London Fashion Week but this week you could add some great pieces to your wardrobe for FREE. Celebrate the first London Fashion Week of 2013, by bringing along good quality items of clothing, shoes or accessories that you no longer wear to swap for other great clothing at the Hounslow Library Swishing Event.

Swishing is an fun eco-way to update your wardrobe without spending any money. Every person attending the event is required to bring in up to 10 items to be allowed to take something from the Swish. Items are then swished item for item, as you will be given a token for each item brought in which is then used to get new items.

The West London Waste Authority are hosting a swishing event at Hounslow Library in Hounslow on Saturday 16th Feb which is a free event.

At: Hounslow Library, Treaty Centre, High Street, Hounslow, TW3 1ES

Date: Saturday 16th February 2013

Event Timings:

Drop off: 10:30 – 12:00

Pick up: 12:30 – 13:30

Event Rules:

* Each person must bring at least one good quality item of clothing, shoes or accessories in a good and clean condition to be allowed to take something from the event

* Please make sure that your items you bring to swap are in a condition that you would be happy to receive them in

* A maximum of 10 items can be taken from the event per person (it is the Swishers choice if they wish to bring more)

* Items will be swished item for item (1 item = 1 token)

* Pierced jewellery, swimwear and underwear including socks will not be accepted

* Items that have shrunk or have cleanliness or repair issues (e.g. stains, missing buttons, broken zips, loose sequins or beading, rips, tears, fabric pulls or holes, bobbly bits, disintegrating seams or hems, lint or fluff) will not be accepted

* We reserve the right to amend these rules, rules will be displayed on the day