The Repair Café Foundation and repair platform iFixit have decided to join forces. Together they will commit themselves to supporting the European repair movement even better. Starting this year, European Repair Cafés will receive discounts on tools and parts ordered from iFixit Europe.
As a special offer, they can order the comprehensive iFixit ProTech Toolkit for less than half its normal price. The kit contains 70 specialized tools that are essential for repairing mobile phones, notebooks or small household appliances.
Exchanging knowledge, sharing experiences
In addition, iFixit will offer European Repair Café experts and organisers new opportunities to liaise with each other. “On our open and global community platform, Repair Cafés can for instance form teams around certain topics. Within these online groups, they can easily exchange their knowledge and local experiences. This way, they are able to empower each other ánd the international repair movement”, says Matthias Huisken, director of iFixit Europe.
The Repair Café Foundation is happy with the cooperation as well. Director Martine Postma: “iFixit offers an amazing infrastructure for connecting repair fanatics worldwide. It would be good if the Repair Cafés – starting with those in Europe – would make more use of this.”
About iFixit Europe
iFixit GmbH, based in Stuttgart, is the European sister company of iFixit in the US. iFixit is a free, publicly editable online repair manual with a mission to empower people to fix their stuff. iFixit reaches hundreds of thousands of Europeans with repair information every month. Its contributors believe that everyone has the right to maintain and fix their things and that the knowledge and tools to repair and refurbish products should be distributed as widely and freely as the products themselves are. More information on ifixit.com, eustore.ifixit.com and ifixit.org.