Recover is a vibrant furniture up-cycling social enterprise and Charity, creating pathways into voluneteering and work. As it’s heart is their commitment to sustainability – up-cycling old, unwated furniture or working with materials either donated or reclaimed from the local area.
Offering vulnerable adults new fulfilment and purpose, RECOVER is run by Ian Block & Holly Brunsden. Ian & Holly have a passion for furniture with an eye for creativity and high quality workmanship.
In the RECOVER workshop their volunteers up-cycle furniture right from design; researching current trends and techniques, planning how they can make a saleable piece whilst still putting their personal stamp on it. Then working on their chosen piece of furniture; repairing, sanding, painting and varnishing before finally learning about pricing and marketing. The upholstery side of the business is equally inspiring producing outstanding and original items; volunteers receive professional training and support in re-using fabrics and materials. They are involved with planning & design, measuring, cutting, sewing, fire retardant rules and regulations, current trends, pricing and marketing.
Some of their volunteers may have been affected by substance abuse, a criminal record, homelessness or missed education. RECOVER offers people life-changing experience, apprenticeships and professional qualifications in furniture up-cycling. Along the way they also gain our love of furniture and design and a belief in supporting the local community, environment and economy.
RECOVER is committed to offering the highest quality of products and services. Find out further information about them here. What’s more, you can currently come and visit their display window and see some of their up-cycled products in all their glory at the Centre, the unit next to Claire’s, in the North Mall.