Repair Cafe

repairCafeMalvern Hills Repair Cafe is a community-led project that normally takes place every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Friends Meeting House, 1 Orchard Road Great Malvern WR14 3DA from 10am to 2pm. On hand are volunteer repairers with a wide range of practical and specialist skills who use their own tools and equipment to mend and repair a variety of items brought in by the public. Visitors are encouraged to sit and work with the repairers to see how the repairs are carried out so they can learn new skills.

The Cafe takes place regularly – check calendar for dates.

See their Facebook page and website for more details.

Freegle

If you cannot repair an item, then you should try and get it reused. One way to do this is to give it away on Freegle. There is a Malvern Hills Freegle. This used to be Freecycle.

Malvern Clothing Exchange

The Malvern Clothing Exchange currently open every Thursday morning , at the Octagon Centre, Brook Farm Drive, Malvern, WR14 3SQ. Upstairs in the gallery- between 10.30 and 12.30pm for exchanges of  Babies’ and young people’s clothing [ Ages 0-16 years]. The Octagon’s Coffee Club operates at the same time, open to all Malvern  residents.

Click here for a map of where the Octagon Centre is 

The Clothing Exchange welcomes parents/grandparents and children. Exchanges are usually three items per child but you can take more  and can come back again & again!  Many parents bring lovely clothes to donate.  Some are new donations from shops. There is no charge if you exchange items . If you have no clothes to exchange you may still take items  for your kids and leave a small donation to our running costs.