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Items filtered by date: December 2016 - Furniture Re-use Network
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:07

Reuse in the UK and Ireland report

Re-use in the UK report

CIWM annual state of the nation report

The CIWM has published their annual state of the nation report and thankfully, they are putting re-use top of their agenda. 

Monday, 03 October 2016 14:40

Emmaus Bristol and their Pop-Up Adventure

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Emmaus Bristol Take on the Pop-Up

When Jess from Emmaus Bristol mentioned that they had opened a pop-up shop I (Bex Jones) immediately had a million and one questions about the whole venture so I sent a selection of questions her way (lucky for Jess - and you dear readers - I whittled them down to 6).

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When toogoodtowaste were donated a mountain of duvets and pillows that they weren't able to sell or give away to people, they decided to put a message out on their social media channels. They asked their followers to share a post to anyone who might know an animal shelter that could benefit from using the items as bedding for their furry rescued friends. 

Monday, 12 September 2016 08:33

Working in the Regions

Working in the Regions

In addition to holding Regional Re-use Meetings during the year, FRN has occasionally been called on to intervene and support members in a distinct region of the UK.

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Thursday, 08 September 2016 14:10

The upcycling belles of the waste sector ball…

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(Pics: Reviive Pallit (pallet) Furniture; Total Reuse Washing Machine Drum Table; FRN at the RWM)

We’re really excited to announce that two of the Furniture Re-use Network members will have their upcycled furniture displayed and used in the highly prominent go-to Viridor café at the RWM Exhibition at the NEC from 13 – 15 September.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 14:50

The Diary of a Sofa

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.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 13:33

A Whole Lot of Baggage...

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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…

Thursday, 04 August 2016 00:00

FRN Membership Certificate Competition

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! 

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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