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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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Liking Instagram, have you checked it out yet? https://t.co/oqib9n6LHd This compact wing-back chair in @orlakiely &… https://t.co/R6vl7xSO6O

6th September 2019 7:01 PM

Mid Century Fireside Chairs with a swathe of @TBeasties and hand-painted underside of frame all by our very own Mrs… https://t.co/sOwHfp9juy

30th August 2019 11:52 AM

Antique Regency Tub Chair circa1820 brought up to date thank you @AshleyWilde for these fantastic @orlakiely design… https://t.co/B9R0SWAUHf

28th August 2019 2:05 PM

We are closed all this weekend. Normality resumes Tues 27th Aug. #gonefishing #familytime #closedthisweekend Don’t… https://t.co/i3ecOdasQu

23rd August 2019 10:49 AM

Splendid day with a few of @ResolveCharity clients enjoying their second workshop session @HertsCommunityF @whtimeshttps://t.co/g9dnMWBqmo

21st August 2019 2:02 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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