Never Underestimate the Power of
a Needle + Thread
All it takes is a needle and thread to help reduce
the amount of textile waste in the world.
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?
If it's broke FIX IT! We want to repair clothing that might otherwise end up in landfill. Our repairs decrease the amount of clothing and textile waste.
Fixing your clothes also reduces the amount of clothing donated into overseas secondhand markets which are detrimental to the environment along with the textile and manufacturing industries in these countries.
We enjoy spreading the message of repair and promoting all aspects of sustainability!
Why Should You Care?
The fashion industry has been said to be 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 take the time to mend the little things (for free!) to help keep clothes out of landfill - helping our loved clothes last.