Success for St Oswald’s up-cycling initiative in-store and now an online – Etsy shop featuring an eclectic mix of very individual up-cycled pieces, ideal for the home and as a gift with a difference.
Plus up-cycling workshops
North East charity’s innovative up-cycling shop goes digital
Re-styled by St Oswald’s – an innovative charity shop based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne which takes unwanted and previously used materials and upcycles them to create re-purposed items such as; furniture, ornaments, household goods and bric-a-brac – recently went digital with the launch of their first online Etsy shop.
The Re-styled team turns pre-loved into re-loved by transforming donated materials and furniture into new one-of-a-kind repurposed items which is then sold on to make money for St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle, which provides specialist care to adults, young adults, children and babies suffering with life-limiting conditions. The North East charity needs to raise £7.5 million each year in order to continue to provide their services.
Sophie Adamson, Shop Manager at Re-styled by St Oswald’s, said: “Although it’s early days, we’re delighted with the response our Etsy shop has had since we launched it over the summer. The Etsy shop is a great opportunity for us to showcase the fabulous pieces we have available at Re-styled. It is helping us to reach a wider audience as people look for unique furniture to bring something individual into their home. We also offer workshops on a range of do-it-yourself skills for people who want a creative challenge based on the techniques we use to upcycle our items.”
Susan Freeman, Retail Area Manager at St Oswald’s, said: “We’re thrilled with the launch of our new online shop and the reception we have received. It’s an incredibly exciting time not just for our innovative Re-styled shop, but the cutting edge ways in which our charity retail sector is engaging with our customers. With the move online, we are hoping that more of our customers will be able to peruse our collection and purchase some hidden treasures from the comfort of their own home.”
To view Re-styled’s online shop, head to: www.restyledbystoswalds.etsy.com. To be kept informed of upcoming workshops, product news and for a preview of the upcycling process behind-the-scenes, find Re-styled by St Oswald’s Hospice on Facebook (@ReStyledStOswalds) and Instagram (@restyledstoswalds) to join its online community of #northeastupcyclers.