Where does the data come from?

Restart supports a network of groups and organisations around the world that host free community repair events (such as Restart Parties or Repair Cafes), where people come to fix their broken belongings. We host Restart Parties ourselves in London* and help others in London, the UK and beyond host their own separate events. Globally, since 2012, together we have logged over 2,000 events.

At events, organisers log the status of each item that’s brought in for repair, and afterwards feed into our online database.

As more and more people contribute data, we will begin to get a more global picture of the impact of community repair.

* Data from The Restart Project headquarters’ first year (2012-2013) is estimated based on sampling of participants and weights of devices, not actual registered devices.