If you live in Canada and own Rab or Lowe Alpine products then you now have access to an official service centre in Quebec.
The Service Centre will offer repair and wash services for waterproof shells and GORE-TEX items, insulated gear, sleeping bags and equipment.
Additionally, the centre will run Rab’s Second Stitch Programme, which offers expert repairs using recycled fabric and offcut materials that would otherwise have been sent to landfill.
The opening of the Canadian branch follows the great success of the Service Centres in the UK and The Netherlands, which have recently seen huge demand.
In the last year, the UK centre repaired and washed over 15,000 items, showing there’s appetite for a quality repair instead of receiving an entirely new or replacement product.
The company has plans to open more Service Centres in the US and Norway soon.
Robert Brunet, Equip Country Manager Canada, explains: “We are delighted about the opening of the Rab Service Centre Canada. With our highly experienced team we can help end consumers to keep their gear in peak condition, thus extending its lifetime and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. We are looking forward to introducing our retail partners to the Service Centre offerings and to share efforts towards a more environmentally conscious use of outdoor gear.”
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