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.
The online specialist for parts, maintenance products and accessories offers an enormous selection of products to help in the repair, maintenance and usage of your appliances in and around the house. For those simple parts that you can replace or maintain yourself. Because, when you properly care for your appliances, you’ll get more out of them. You’ll extend their lifetime and purposes, whilst saving time and money. Fiyo believes everyone should be able to do this and therefore supports Repair Café International.
Distrelec.com is a B2B high service distributor of electronics, automation, components, tools and consumables. This Swiss company aims to bring a different level of service and commitment to professionals working with maintenance, design and technology. Distrelec is a partner of the Repair Café International Foundation because it wants to support solution seekers of the world.
VAUDE offers functional products for mountain sports and cycling. As a sustainable, innovative outdoor outfitter, VAUDE takes its responsibility for people and nature very seriously. Placing a strong value on high quality, repairable products right from the start during the product design and development phase is in an integral part of our holistic company philosophy. By collaborating with the Repair Café International Foundation, VAUDE would like to send a clear message against society’s throw-away mentality. We want to motivate people to use their products as long as possible and to repair defective products rather than throw them away prematurely
The webshops Quickparts.dk, Quickparts.se and Quickpart.no are operated by one of the biggest Scandinavian wholesalers of spare parts and accessories for white good appliances, small appliances and vacuum cleaners. With more than 80 repair videos and personal advice, we help many people extend the life of their electrical products. Quickparts supports the Repair Café International Foundation for contributing to the reduction of the negative environmental impact which comes from unnecessary early replacement of appliances, rather than their ongoing repair.