Local charity Forth Environment Link is to tackle the nation’s throwaway culture with the launch of a new shop on Falkirk High Street specialising in upcycled goods.
Revive opens its doors to the community on Wednesday 1 November at 11am selling everything from coasters made from old maps and bags from discarded textiles, to repurposed clothing and clocks made from leftover wood.
There’ll also be the chance to watch upcycling demos and book on to one of the charity’s forthcoming free workshops, teaching people the skills they need to extend the life cycle of products they already have at home.
The socially conscious shop, based at 199a Falkirk High Street, aims to have a positive impact on the environment by diverting more useable goods from landfill and is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund .
Revive Falkirk Project Coordinator, Kelly Rice said: “We’re breathing life back into old products and the High Street by bringing one of the town centre’s empty units back into use. We’ve been working hard over the past 10 months to transform the old Central FM building, which has been empty for several years, into a new retail outlet. But Revive is much more than a shop, it’ll also be a community hub where people can come together to learn skills to get the most out what they already have. We’ll be running a variety of workshops from bike maintenance and technology repairs, to woodwork and mending clothes. We want to show people how to get more out of less, saving them money and helping the environment. We’ll also be sharing other eco-friendly tips that will help their pocket, from making greener travel choices to reducing home energy consumption.”
Revive will be open 3 days per week, Tuesday 2pm-7pm, Wednesday 11am-4pm and Saturday 11am-4pm from Wednesday 1 November.
Kelly added: “The shop marks first the phase of an innovative community resource in Falkirk with environment at its heart. Early next year we’ll be launching an active travel hub next door to Revive in partnership with Falkirk Council’s Greener Healthier Falkirk Project.”