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Patagonia brings Worn Wear Wagon to U of M campus Wednesday

Nancy Ford, owner of the Repair Lair outdoor gear consignment shop in Minneapolis, is a firm believer that the best thing a person can do for the planet is to use things longer, That's why she's taking part in Patagonia's Worn Wear College Tour coming to the University of Minnesota Wednesday, April 5.

 

"It helps educate people to different ways to salvage their clothes," she said. "It's a little like Hennepin County's Fix-it clinics for appliances."

What: Created in 2013, the Worn Wear College Tour tries to inform visitors that the "best thing to do for the planet is to use stuff longer." A range of speakers, film screenings and student-led activities, all free, are included. A biodiesel-powered mobile repair wagon with a shell made of salvaged redwood will be on site for clothing repairs

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Activities: Repair workshops, informational booths, activities and promotions, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Minnesota Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Av. SE, Minneapolis. Fashion show and film screening of "The True Cost," a documentary that explores the impact of fashion on people and the planet, 5 to 8 p.m. at the U's Northrop Best Buy Theater, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis.

 

About Repair Lair: New and used consigned adult clothing, camping equipment, hiking boots, athletic shoes, backpacks, hats, gloves, cook sets, tents. Sewing repairs on clothing, tents, sleeping bags, zippers. (3304 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-9095)

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