Furniture to upcycle

train4-300x224Furniture up-cycling now has a new hub opposite Westfield and if you want to buy furniture or give it away this is the place for you. If you have furniture that has seen better days a team from the shop Petit Miracles, which helps unemployed back to work, will collect it and give it a new lease of life. The shop has some really great furniture, £35 needlepoint cushions handmade by prisoners and remanufactured pots of paint from £1 a litre. Petit Miracles is the brainchild of Elisia Moore who says: “We divert items from landfill and we take it as an opportunity to work with unemployed people. We have a contract with SEETEC (Government funded welfare to work programme) which brokers the relationship between charities and the public sector and they recommend unemployed people to us. The people who work here receive training and learn workplace and tradtional skills which ultimately makes them more employable.” It’s a win win. Worth a visit at the West12 Shopping Centre www.petitmiracles.org.uk

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