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About Us

RECOVER is a vibrant furniture up-cycling social enterprise, creating pathways into volunteering and work. At its heart is our commitment to sustainability – up-cycling old unwanted 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 our 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 our 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.

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@UpcycledHour @Flocking_uk @HertsCreatives @RECLAIMmagazine @itsJohnnyEgg oh yes thank you for the reminder :)

17th March 2019 5:54 AM

Flocked crystal chandelier by @Flocking_uk that's all the inspiration I needed - going to get right back on the flo… https://t.co/jzR5tUJJfY

16th March 2019 8:46 PM

@UpcycledHour @valfowler16 @HertsCommunityF @allypallyfm @URAJIYA1 @BeHappyInWGC @Preloved Thank you @UpcycledHour - appreciated :)

15th March 2019 10:11 AM

We didn't even know about this video until @valfowler16 our John Lewis Community Champion came across it and told u… https://t.co/5dBh5bndhS

15th March 2019 8:55 AM

@FusionPaintUK @UpcycledHour @ST_Sustainable Lol always something new - custom mix ?

14th March 2019 4:19 PM

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Saturday: 10am - 4.00pm
If you are making a special trip, please contact us first in case we are working off site.

Our location

Unit 19, Tewin Court, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1AU, UK

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