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The Diary of a Sofa

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:50

This time next week, the FRN team will be shouting 're-use' from the rooftop at the RWM Exhibition and they will be accompanied by 'Lucky' the Sofa. Not just any sofa though, this sofa has a story to tell and she's not called Lucky for nothing... 

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JUST CALL ME LUCKY

(As told by Lucky to Martin from Total Reuse who wrote it all down - word for word) 

Back in the '60s I was all the rage. Everyone wanted a sofa bed. We were the perfect solution for the people moving into high rise blocks of flats that were popping up in every town and city. They were small and cramped and didn’t offer much space for overnight visitors. But then along we came, sofa beds: sofa during the day and a bed at night.

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A Whole Lot of Baggage...

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:33

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When Keith Rose, Project Manager of Woking Community Furniture Project arrived at the FRN Annual Conference 2016 and was handed the beautifully handcrafted delegates bag made out of end-of-roll material by The Sewing Rooms he had not appreciated how much this bag would help one of his volunteers. 

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So when does Corporate Social Responsibility become Corporate Social Irresponsibility?

I’ll try to answer that question later…

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FRN Membership Certificate Competition

Thursday, 04 August 2016 00:00

The Furniture Re-use Network Members Certificate Competition 2016

This year we asked members to take a photograph of their team. Their photo had to feature their FRN member’s certificate. We asked that these photos either represent the fantastic work that they do, or (or 'and') that they take it as an opportunity to celebrate their team of wonderful individuals. Their photo could be serious or silly, insightful or quirky, realistic or metaphorical. The winner gets one full delegate space at the FRN Annual Conference 2017 for FREE! winner to be announced tomorrow - Friday 5th August. Good luck! 

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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.

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The Floordrobe!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 13:29

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Furniture Re-use Network members Richmond Furniture Scheme has come up with the next big thing in the upcycling world - the Floordrobe!

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"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."

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Rethinking Design for Reuse

 

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