Charging cables break often enough, it seems they should just go ahead and make them a subscription service. But with a bit of mild DIY, you can boost the durability of your cables with a nylon wrap and give them a distinctive look at the same time.
I don't know about your family, but around here broken charging cables seem like a weekly occurrence. Even the more expensive braided cables don't seem to last long. But as Instructables user Alaric Loftus shows us, you can make your own super-durable nylon-wrapped cables with just a bit of diamond-braid poly rope, some heat shrink tubing, and a bit of electrical tape.
No Solder Nylon Wrapped Phone Cable! [Instructables]