The Town of Frisco is excited to host its 2nd annual free Repair Fair on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Frisco Historic Park. Sew Tough Repair and Town of Frisco staff will be on site to patch holes and repair minor tears in outdoor equipment such as coats, tents, and backpacks. A Rebel Sports bike mechanic will also be at the event to provide simple bicycle repairs.
The Town of Frisco’s Repair Fair was launched in 2022 by the Town’s sustainability committee, the Green Team. The event was inspired by existing programs developed by several outdoor gear manufacturers that facilitate the repair, reuse, resale, and recycling of used gear.
“We are excited to have the Gear Repair Fair return to the Frisco Historic Park and Museum for the second year in a row. Last year we had a successful turn out, with many outdoor items getting repaired and functioning again,” stated Blair Miller, Frisco’s Museum Coordinator and Green Team member.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 146.1 million tons of solid waste ended up in landfills across the country in 2018, with materials most commonly used in outdoor equipment, such as plastics, leather and textiles, comprising over 29% of that waste.
The Green Team asks that each attendee only bring one (clean) piece of equipment for repair, as well as their own cup or mug for the beverages that will be provided. Free pizza and snacks will also be supplied.