When an electric appliance breaks, it is often not necessary to buy a new one. The lifespan of appliances can often be extended by carrying out simple repairs, which can save a lot of money. SOS Accessory, webshop in spare parts for home appliances, is committed to sustainable development and therefore supports the Repair Café Foundation.
MAIF is the leading insurer in the associative sector and in public educational, cultural and research institutions in France. MAIF supports the social economy, and is heavily involved in the circular economy. In this context, MAIF supports mutual help networks, like Repair Cafés, which encourage visitors to repair things by fostering knowledge sharing and learning through trial and error.
Electronics webshop Conrad supports the Repair Café Foundation because Conrad believes that it is possible to waste far fewer products. It’s thanks to the commitment and expertise of volunteers that Repair Cafés show that technology and environmental awareness can go hand in hand. And, according to Conrad, the fact that technological knowledge is conveyed to a younger generation is an added bonus!
ReplaceDirect wants to prevent phones, tablets and laptops ending up in the trash. That is why this store helps repairers of Repair Café International to give devices a longer life with the help of the right parts, technical knowledge and repair training. That is how Repair Café International and ReplaceDirect work together towards a sustainable society, and we can put an end to the disposable economy.
iFixit is a free, publicly editable online repair manual with a mission to empower people to fix their stuff and save money while keeping electronics out of landfills. What connects the Repair Café movement and our organization is the sharing of repair skills: Both projects create spaces where people from different backgrounds can gather, learn and have fun fixing things.
Wecycle is the foundation in the Netherlands that organises the collection and recycling of discarded electrical appliances and energy-saving light bulbs in a responsible manner. Devices that cannot be repaired do not belong in the trash but must be handed in for recycling. Wecycle supports Repair Café International by actively bringing this to the attention of the visitors of Repair Cafes in the Netherlands.
PartsNL is a webshop and franchise formula with high street stores. With the motto ‘repair is better than complete replacement’ and as a provider of parts and accessories for household appliances, we feel a connection with Repair Café. With our wide product range, online advice centre and personal advice in our stores, we help people get the most out of their appliances. The PartsNL formula is operated by the Dutch company Beekman B.V., a wholesale supplier of parts, connection materials and accessories for household appliances.
The ANWB (Royal Dutch Touring Club) believes in good and safe mobility and since its initiation in 1883, it has been strongly committed to protecting the interests of cyclists. Together with the Repair Café International Foundation, the club wants to show that it is fun and easy to repair your bicycle and keep it in good condition. Therefore, the ANWB Light Brigade supports Repair Cafés based in the Netherlands with a toolkit full of tools and materials to repair bicycle lights.