Repair Café Newsletter

The latest edition of the Repair Café newsletter from Amsterdam has just hit the streets my inbox. If you want to subscribe, you can find the form in the footer of their website or go to this online signup page. You can also read past issues.

Every day more people get vaccinated against the coronavirus. This means that the reopening of the Repair Cafés is getting closer every day! We are hopeful that we will be able to start repairing together again in the not too distant future.

Adapted service
Repair Café repairers are in any case eager to get started again. They have noticed that the need for repair services is as great as ever in their neighbourhoods. Many Repair Cafés therefore offer an adapted service these days. For example, by allowing people to bring broken items to a volunteer’s home. Would you like to know if the Repair Café in your neighbourhood offers this kind of service as well?

Then contact the organiser.


Right to repair
Since 1 March, a new European directive has been in force to promote repair. That is good news, but we are not there yet! Professional repairers in particular benefit from the new rules. We believe that the right to repair should also apply to Repair Café volunteers and ordinary consumers. We will continue to fight for this. You can support us in this!

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Hope to see you soon!
We hope to see you soon in one of the more than 2,000 Repair Cafés around the world! Until then, follow us on our website, Facebook and Instagram. You can also sign up as a Repair Café volunteer, or become a donor! Want to starting your own Repair Café? You can! Prepare yourself with our digital starter kit.

Kind regards,
the Repair Café International team