I left the UK bound for New York as the sun rose on the day my country decided to leave the EU. After looking forward to this trip for so long, being very excited to talk to and visit re-use organisations in the USA; it all changed as I boarded that plane.
Furniture Re-use Network members Richmond Furniture Scheme has come up with the next big thing in the upcycling world - the Floordrobe!
"In the UK and Ireland, we're at the beginning of this journey, but the way that we've started is by working across our stores with the Furniture Re-use Network."
And the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) didn't quite conquer the category we were shortlisted for, but those of our members who were also up for an award absolutely stormed it!
Even though it is a time of uncertainty for us all, it would be remiss of us not to make some comment about this truly monumental decision, we’ve gathered some opinions and added a few of our own.
Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you...
Recently we've been going on a lot about the importance of you telling your organisation's story, creating a case study on an individual you have helped, getting your message out there, letting your your communities know the impact you have and what you do. But we know it can be an arduous and time consuming task, especially when you don't have time. So when Andy from Doncaster Refurnish sent through this collection of photographs taken by their photographer Graeme Oxby, I thought it would be a fantastic example of story-telling to share.