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An interactive travelling pop-up shop delivering savings on essential recycled furniture & more
'Incomes for working age people are still below 2007-2008 levels!'
There often isn't 'spare' cash or the option to buy necessities, yet many
families and individuals on low incomes are in need of essential items of furniture, household products, clothing & accessories but can't afford to buy these things 'new'.
Unfortunately, in today's society it is those with the least money who are preyed-on by extortionate hire-purchase companies, which often leads to difficulties with financial management and severe financial strain.
Many re-usable items unnecessarily go to landfill, yet there are people locally who can make good use of them.
Not everybody has the means to recycle, especially larger items, with a free-of-charge collection service within 10 miles means our unwanted things could substantially help others in the community and reduce waste.
There's new estates and developmental changes happening all over Milton Keynes currently. Arising is an increased demand for essential furniture as our communities grow and not everybody can afford, or wants to buy 'new'.
With wages low and budgets tight, buying pre-owned is the savvy way to creative cost-cutting.
A travelling pop-up shop visiting the areas of Milton Keynes that would benefit most.
With a wide-range of items available to peruse online via a user-friendly and interactive interface, making it easy to purchase items, arrange a delivery and find interesting content relating to the home, lifestyle, shopping and many more possibilities could be created from such a platform. Accessible even when the £ssential pop-up shop isn't nearby.
The interactivity of the pop-up-shop could help gather data and form an avenue of communication on a local level.
Assist people with recycling and promoting sustainability
There are many families and individuals on low incomes in need of essential items of furniture, household products, clothing & accessories but can't afford to buy 'new' and who are preyed-on by extortionate hire-purchase companies, which often leads to severe financial difficulty.
We aim to provide quality pre-owned goods at prices everybody can afford, competitive delivery options and a service which helps people find what they are looking for if it isn't already in stock.
In addition, we aim to support recycling in MK by offering a free-of-charge collection service of unwanted re-usable items to help reduce waste as not everybody has the means to recycle, especially larger items!
We would welcome people from all backgrounds to work with us and assist on such a project to gain training and on the job work experience that could be useful when applying for permanent employment.
Lyndsey Latarche - manual, physical, hands-on, arty lifter & shifter - pre-owned furniture specialist & recycling enthusiast!
Kathleen Herlihy - Organiser, budget-conscious, liaison - retail & pre-owned specialist
Faye Berrie - Creative, crafty by nature fabric specialist - Colour Addict & Creator
Karen Latarche - The project manager, organisational, professional with executive career spanning 20+ years here and in the Far East.
Dianna Moylan - The ultimate brain and inventive nature!
Lisa Errington - A bubbly Barnsley lass, Currently works at Mercedes in Administration