Re:Form is a partnership between CCORRN and Reuseful UK with funding provided by Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP's Prize Challenge Fund and an exclusive contract to process work wear for Veolia UK.

This inspirational workwear waste prevention, reuse and remanufacturing initiative involves a huge range of items to be collected, cleaned, sorted, carefully debranded and then sold at low cost to individuals and community groups. Uniform which is still fit for purpose is repackaged and sold, whilst other items are remanufactured into new items and craft kits. Most of which is undertaken by participants looking to gain work experience to gain employment.

It all happens in a creative workshop in the Cambridgeshire town of March, where participants learn new skills and use their ingenuity to achieve so much more than anyone predicted. Some of the 200 donated sweaters will be used to make teddy bears (pictured) which will be sold or go into ‘Rainbow Boxes’ - a subsidiary project, bringing joy and comfort to children with life limiting illness. Apron kits have been made from the trousers and even the t-shirts get made into yarn!

Nearly 200 people seeking employment have been involved with the project since it started at the beginning of 2016, helping to sort, upcycle and resell the donated items. The project works with candidates wanting to improve their skills through work experience to gain employment are interviewed inducted, trained and supported through a programme of tasks and activities designed to grow their own capability, confidence and employability. This year the project is expected to substantially increase the 2016 figure of 40 people into work and 66 people employment ready.

Working with the local jobcentre eligible candidates who want to gain work experience to gain employment are interviewed, inducted, trained and supported through a programme of tasks and activities designed to grow their capability, confidence and employability.

Supporting this project is accessible to all through purchasing of de-branded uniform, remanufactured teddy bears, t-shirt yarn and craft kits directly through Reuseful UK by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online through their eBay shop www.ebay.co.uk/usr/reusefuluk.

Keep up to date with progress and stock through Facebook too: @reformhub.

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