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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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Double whammy today Unit open 10-4 and also at WGC Farmers & Craft Market 9.30 - 3.30 @BeHappyInWGC @HertsCreativeshttps://t.co/jmn6fB9siC

6th July 2019 7:39 AM

Paradise in WGC for us today, thank you so much @TBeasties for supporting our Charity with a fab donation, to hard… https://t.co/FWQFlqWEXX

4th July 2019 3:32 PM

All in @FusionPaintUK 100% toxin free - perfect for kiddies! Our team member Paul up-cycled this demonstrating huge… https://t.co/lQk7XaNJHD

27th June 2019 11:16 AM

Both completed yesterday & on their way to @allypallyfm this Sunday along with all our latest pieces @TheHouseofUphttps://t.co/fZFeIinT0i

19th June 2019 8:17 AM

Just completed in time for the weekend @TheHouseofUp all paints from @FusionPaintUK (that we also stock & sell from… https://t.co/DCGM4KXS5m

14th June 2019 4:10 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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