Never Underestimate the Power of

a Needle + Thread

Who Are We?

We offer FREE basic sewing, mending and clothing repair services to our campus and community.

All of our volunteers are students at Illinois State University.

What Is Our Purpose?
  • We want to repair clothing that would otherwise end up in a landfill!

  • Our repairs decrease the amount of clothing and textile waste AND the amount of clothing donated into the secondhand/thrift store marketplace (they are overloaded with product and cannot sell all the items donated). 

  • We enjoy spreading the message of repair and promoting sustainability.

Why Should You Care?

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world. A portion of that is derived of post-consumer waste. In fact, the average adult throws away about 70lbs of textiles a year! We will take the time to mend the little things in order to help keep clothes out of the landfill and give it a longer life.