Our Mission

Providing quality, accessible and practical solutions for do-it-yourself zipper repair.

Zipper Rescue History

Imagine a world where broken zippers are not the end of the road but simply bumps along the way. We’ve been imagining that reality for over 30 years, since Zipper Rescue was founded back in 1993 by Mike McCabe. After owning a canvas repair shop in McCall ID for 13 years, and repairing thousands of zippers, Mike discovered that most zippers can be fixed in minutes with the correct replacement parts and simple repair techniques. He designed and created the original Zipper Rescue Kit and went on to grow a small family business that has helped countless people save time and money, and more importantly, preventing the waste of otherwise perfectly good gear. It is amazing how many zippers people use every day, and how little knowledge is available to help us fix them. And this is precisely the reason we exist.

Zipper Rescue is now owned and operated by Mike’s son, Clay McCabe. As a small family business, we pride ourselves with excellent customer service, along with two generations of expertise in zipper repair. We are dedicated to helping people keep the items they love. Your support is much appreciated, and allows us to continue spreading zipper knowledge across the world.