We are people, we are repairers, we are sustainability activists, we are community.
We believe products should last longer, and therefore when broken, they should be repaired. This requires products to be designed for repair as well as support for repairers of all kinds.
The new repairability requirements adopted on October 1st 2019 by the EU Commission represents a turning point in the way we produce and use our products.
As of 2021 all TVs, monitors, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers and lighting products placed on the EU market will have to meet minimum repairability requirements aimed at extending their lifetime. But this is not enough.
We are asking for the right to repair.
Be an early adopter! Join the movement for a universal Right to Repair
Right to Repair is blossoming all over Europe
In the past few months, there’s been quite a lot of developments regarding repair at European level. But Brussels isn’t where it’s all happening – quite the opposite!
Apple uses trademark law to strengthen its monopoly on repair
The Huseby case revolves around Apple’s attempt to ensure it monopolises the entire repair market. Our Norwegian member Sustainability and Design Lab analyses how with a monopoly on spare parts, Apple can decide the price of its repairs and perpetuate a culture of throw-away electronics.
Apple crushes one-man repair shop in Norway’s Supreme Court, after three-year battle
Today marks a set back for the Right to Repair movement. Henrik Huseby, a Norwegian small business owner and repairer lost his legal battle against $1 trillion company Apple in Norway’s Supreme Court.