Our ambition is to move towards a circular economy model by developing initiatives around repairing products.
Rethinking our way of designing, making our knowledge accessible and facilitating the purchase of second-hand products are all ways of approaching it.
We do our best to optimize the resistance of Forclaz products. But, paradoxically, we must also admit that any product can have a weakness that can accelerate the end of its life cycle.
This is why, on the strength of past experiences, our designers integrate the repairing aspect into the first sketches of future Forclaz products.
Some examples of procedures to facilitate the repairing aspect of our products:
What is the point of creating products that can be easily repaired if you don't provide the keys to learning how to do it yourself ?
We have made various tutorials available to assist you in your repair process:
How to sew a button on, change a zip, re-sew a seam that has come apart, etc.Repairing for beginners
With repair tutorials, videos and the possibility of buying spare parts.I repair my Forclaz product !
Wash well, store well, repair: maintaining correctly your equipment guarantees its longevity!Maintenance of trekking equipment
How could we be persuaded to prefer repaired products to brand new products if we weren't involved in reconditioning ourselves ?
That is why Decathlon has created the “Second life” project: when possible, returned products are refurbished and sold at a reduced price with a 2-year warranty.
You can find these reconditioned products in some Decathlon stores during special operations: follow your Decathlon store's Facebook account!