Entries by Elisicia Moore

A new year a new shop.

Happy New Year! Not sure if I am alone in this, but the advent of each year has its own particular feel.  I have never felt this to be more true than in the last 4 years. In 2009, 17 years later I, and many others in my circle, understood the Queens sentiment of Annus horribilis. […]

Thanks to our donours we have met our fundraising target!!!

Just want to say thank you to all our donours, without you there would not be a pop-up shop opening in Brixton in the next few short weeks.  I will be in touch very shortly to thank you personally. We will be offering our regular upcycling furniture workshops but also some holiday themed crafts so […]

Big, Warm, Cuddly Capitalism….

So I was thinking about capitalism today and how its, well, really not working.  We are entering a new phase in the way we work and live.  Not only will we be required to share resources but live closer to those affected by the adverse nature of capitalism.  Our world is indeed getting smaller.  Now, […]

We need a space to host our workshops, can you help?

We hosted our first ever pop-up shop offering workshops in basic DIY, craft and upcycling furniture. It was a huge success. For 6 months we occupied a former JJB sports shop in the West12 Shopping centre in London, Shepherd’s Bush. Sadly, JJB declared bankruptcy and evicted the charities using their properties with 6 days notice. […]

Who funds? Wefund!!! That’s you by the way……

Have you heard of crowdfunding? Well, we have and we’re giving it a go. Crowdfunding is a on-line fundraising platform where lots of people can give small amounts of money towards projects they want to see funded. As you will already know our last shop has closed however, we are very keen to open the […]

Recruiting volunteer furniture restorers…..is that you?

It’s been a great summer, well not the weather, but a great summer for upcycling. We have learnt lots new paint tips and techniques, met new people and welcomed new students to our workshops. We are now at the bridge of building our capacity and are looking for people with experience in furniture restoration. We […]