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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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@HertsHour @AshleyWilde @TBeasties @TheHouseofUp Oops yes thank you will do #HertsHour

9th December 2019 8:56 PM

Hugely grateful to @AshleyWilde @TBeasties for their fabric donations, we couldn't do stuff like this without them… https://t.co/QEX3qZ4TXw

9th December 2019 8:48 PM

Recover Team delighted and proud to be able to help @StNicholasTema with our surplus fabrics. Great that these scho… https://t.co/Z0gPhNbmHx

3rd December 2019 9:30 PM

Back @allypallyfm this Sunday 10am - 3pm and looking forward to showing off our latest pieces @TheHouseofUphttps://t.co/dkTwGEdZub

29th November 2019 5:04 PM

Our friends from @JCPinHerts have just completed Recover Team's "Introduction to Up-cycling Furniture & Upholstery… https://t.co/i4Ka5fJTx6

27th November 2019 3:42 PM

Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday: Call first
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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