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March based Reuseful UK secures £50,000 of LEP funding

An innovative project designed to help people in Fenland get the skills they need to become work ready and back into employment has been awarded £50,000 by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP.


Thursday, 26 January 2017 11:44


We bring a little rainbow of happiness through community inspired & created gift boxes to help children suffering under the cloud of life limiting illness.

ReusefulUK would like to introduce you to a concept to brighten the lives of children experiencing long term illnesses within Fenland.

Many children experiencing long term debilitating illnesses do not have the same opportunities as other children. Their lives often involves hospital visits, continual medical treatment and poor health. Many lack opportunities for making personal choices, social inclusion and spending time with others to do fun activities and play. This has a negative impact on the mental health of many young people, together with their families which isolates them further.


Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:06


Beautifully handcrafted bears and bear kits available just in time for Christmas.

A gift which is twice as nice as not only do you get a beautifully handcrafted bear for yourself but the purchase of these items will fund a Love2Create Bear Kit which will be sent to a family with a child suffering from a life limiting illness.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:47


10,000 old uniforms to help 100 people into new jobs

Uniforms used by workers will continue to support the community even after they’re worn out thanks to a joint innovation by resource management company, Veolia and national charity, Reuseful UK.


Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:16


Ethical principles for the clothing re-use sector



This is a tremendous piece of work that we have had input to and has now been published - Reuseful UK wholeheartedly support this and will be utlilsing to full effect 

"In 2014, the trade of used clothes, a global commodity, was around 4.2 million tonnes.
Whilst historically the collection of used clothes has been associated with charitable and solidarity objectives, the sector has evolved to include a wide range of actors, both formal and informal in nature – competition between these entities is significant during periods of high global demand for used textile, as recently witnessed between 2011-2014.

This explosion of new actors on the scene has resulted in little transparency and visibility about what happens to used clothes once citizens donate them, both in terms of their end-destination and what the profits are used for. It's becoming an increasing concern for citizens and municipalities

In a bid to address this issue, RREUSE, the representative body for social enterprises active in the field of re-use, repair and recycling, has outlined some common ethical principles that social enterprises abide by in order to help improve their visibility. In particular these principles focus on how the textiles are handled and profits managed in an ethical manner in order to help create jobs locally especially for disadvantaged groups."

Read the Report here .....





Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:57


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