Couple mends over 10,000 pieces of clothes for free

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  June 28, 2022 L M S


Ying Weifeng talks with elderly at the studio. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]

A studio established by a retired couple from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province has been providing free tailoring services since 2007.

The studio, which was founded by Ying Weifeng and his wife Qian Hongmei, is located in the Pingqiao residential community, Yuehu sub-district, Haishu district.

The studio, which is only open every Wednesday, has helped over 1,000 residents in the area mend more than 10,000 pieces of clothes for free since it was established in 2007.

Ying, 69, set up the studio after learning that many residents found it difficult to find a place to repair their clothes. Today, the studio is run by the couple and three volunteers.

Apart from running the studio, the couple has also been transforming discarded clothes into useful items such as bags and covers for chairs and electric fans. These items are then distributed to residents for free.


Qian Hongmei mends clothes at the studio. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]