Spokane Zero Waste in collaboration with Art Salvage is creating a "Mend-It" Cafe to help divert textile waste from landfill and grow a repair economy here in Spokane. With this effort we will be joining communities around the globe engaged in reuse and repair over replacement.
Our interest in textiles is two-fold. First, textiles are an ever increasing component of landfills and second textiles are increasingly being made with synthetic and plastic materials that wind up in our air, water and soil as microplastics. Our aim is to reduce textile waste by offering free mending services and teaching people a variety of sewing techniques. The information you provide on this survey is greatly appreciated.