Get Your Favourite Clothes Fixed For Free

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When you find the perfect piece of clothing, it can be very difficult to say goodbye no matter how old and tatty it gets, especially if it cost you a pretty penny in the first place. Sure, the idea of buying something new can be exciting, but repairing your tried and tested gear that has memories seared into the fabric is always preferable.

If you’re not prepared to wield the needle yourself, you can get your garments fixed for free at Patagonia’s roving repair station Worn Wear, which will be in London on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July at the Snow + Rock store in Covent Garden.

The Worn Wear team are experts in fixing busted zips, patching up rips and reattaching lost buttons, and can repair roughly 40 items a day. This is done on a first come, first served basis, and you can only get one item fixed per person. The repair service is only for clothes – no luggage or shoes.

On Saturday 22nd July the Worn Wear repair service will be available from 10am to 7pm and on Sunday 23rd it’s open from 11:30am to 5:30pm. You can expect demand to be high, however, so it’s worth going early to secure your spot in the repair queue.

The weekend before they come to London the Patagonia repair team are in Portsmouth, at the Snow + Rock store in Port Solent. The opening times are 9am-6pm on Saturday 16th July and 10am-4pm on Sunday 17th.

London and Portsmouth are the last stops currently scheduled on the Worn Wear tour, so if you can get there don’t miss out on a free fix on your favourite clothes. Even if you’re an accomplished needleman yourself, there’s no downside to getting someone else to do the work for you.

You can see more details on the Worn Wear events on the Patagonia UK Facebook page, as well as registering your attendance at either event.

Nick Harris-Fry
Senior writer

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.