Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. It is at the heart of everything we aim to do.
“At the Forest Upcycling Project our vision is to provide affordable household goods. Our business idea supports this vision by reusing items going into landfill, training young people through work experience and accredited courses, to upcycle products and working with craftsmen willing to share their skills. Products will be at prices so low that everybody will be able to afford them.”
Sometimes it is not just furniture that needs upcycling! Many people need to find the correct path.
We are currently working together with Mencap and other volunteers on some upcycling projects. Here are some pictures of what we have worked on:
Here are some photos of our Mencap upcycling sessions:
Tom works in Cinderford and makes items out of pallets and old wood, including a lot of Kindling. Here he is with log stores he made from pallets: