From 5 to 100%. 25 euros on a simple product, this is the promise of this new anti-waste bonus announced today. by the government.
After the repair bonus for household electrical products, new assistance was created at the end of the year. The principle is the same, the French are encouraged to do so. more repair rather than throw away. But there where a breakdown of a household appliance can be costly both in terms of budget and effort to get rid of often bulky products, the government is this time targeting much smaller but present products in large numbers in our homes: textiles, almost all kinds of clothing.
The device is called "textile repair bonus" and the principle, announced in November 2023, is rather simple: if you have an item of clothing or a pair of shoes repaired by an approved professional, you will benefit from a small discount. ;ment, this "textile repair bonus" works like a rewards program. If the consumer chooses repair rather than replacement, he saves a few euros. every time. Only household linen and underwear are not affected. Sweaters, pants, shoes, repairing a zipper (zip…), everything else can earn you a small bonus.
A precise scale has even been created. published. Concretely, the textile repair bonus functions as a reward program for consumers who choose repair rather than replacement. When a customer goes to a certified repairer, they can benefit from a discount on the cost of the repair depending on the nature of the work carried out. For example, for shoes, the bonus varies from 8 euros for a skate repair to 8 euros for a skate repair. 25 euros for leather resoling. For clothing, discounts range from 6 to 100%. 25 euros depending on the type of repair, whether it is a mending, a seam or a seam. redoing or replacing a lining.
The textile repair bonus does not apply to simple alterations, such as the hems of clothing, but only to repairs. Hole, broken seam, worn sole of shoes… The possibilities are numerous. In addition, the bonuses can be combined on the same product, at different prices. provided that the total does not exceed 60% of the total cost of the repair. The device is controlled by Refashion, the eco-organization of the textile, clothing, household linen and shoes sector. The fund is thus financed by the textile brands themselves and aims to better manage the end of life of textile products. Today, too many of them still end up in landfills instead of enjoying a second life…