R:evolve opens new shop on Main Street

Cus­tomers trade clothes to re­duce waste and emis­sions

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

R:evolve Re­cy­cle are set to move to new premises on Ruther­glen Main Street.

The cash-less swap shop will of­fi­cially open at 71 Main Street on Tues­day, Jan­uary 10. Open­ing hours will be 10am-4pm Tues­day to Fri­day and 10am- 2pm on Satur­days.

R: evolve Re­cy­cle aims to cut C02 emis­sions and waste through up­cy­cling and re­cy­cling old clothes and tex­tiles, al­low­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to trade in their old gar­ments for points to be used on other items in store.

The new shop is made from re­claimed ma­te­ri­als and en­sures low car­bon emis­sions through LED light­ing and a brand new in­fra-red heat­ing sys­tem supplied by Hot Heat­ing.

Wendy Rus­sell, from the project, said: “We are so ex­cited to move to our new store on Ruther­glen Main Street. Our wee shop on Farmeloan road was where our jour­ney be­gan but we soon grew out of it due to the high de­mand for the ser­vice in Ruther­glen.

“Al­ready there has been huge in­ter­est as our vol­un­teer handy­men Ed­die Maxwell, Dougie Cham­bers, Niall Rus­sell, John McCor­mack and Nor­rie Ma­son have the shop look­ing fan­tas­tic, so we know that as soon as the doors open it will be right back to busi­ness for us.”

Since April last year 2,000 peo­ple have used R:evolve.

We are so ex­cited to move to our new store on Ruther­glen Main Street.

Sup­port R:evolve has gar­nered a num­ber of loyal cus­tomers through fash­ion shows and ‘pop-up’ events

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