The Bower has four locations in the Sydney Metropolitan Area, all doing different things within the reuse and repair world.
Marrickville STORE & HQ
Marrickville is our headquarters and flagship store. Aside from being our beloved 20 year old store, Marrickville is also home to our office staff and regular Repair Cafes. It also hosts the Men’s Shed every Thursday.
Our Parramatta store is the second shopfront that we’ve opened and an important base from which we serve the communities of Western Sydney. We hold regular workshops there, including school holiday workshops for kids, and every quarter we hold the popular ParraPickers Flea Market in the street around our shop there. It is also the location of Parramatta Women’s Shed.
redfern: THE BOWER WOODWORKS
The Bower Woodworks is located within 107 Projects, a highly regarded arts hub and community space. The Woodworks is accessed via the lane behind 107. We hold regular carpentry workshops here, and our talented team work on bespoke projects, creating our signature Bower items out of recycled materials that are sold in our stores. If you’re interested in having access to a bench where you can work independently, with supervision from a skilled woodworker, consider our Rent-a-Bench scheme. Click through for more information on Rent-a-Bench and the Bower’s Woodworks.
GREEN SQUARE: BANGA COMMUNITY SHED
Banga Community Shed is now open! The shed is a community hub for skill sharing and repairs of electronics. You can bring your donations of electrical appliances, and items for repair, directly here. Please note we can no longer accept electrical items for donation or repair at Marrickville. In future we’ll be running electrical Repair Cafes, workshops, tagging and testing services and a tool library. We’ll be rolling these services early in 2019 – click through to our Banga Community shed page to learn more.