R:evolve opens new shop on Main Street
Customers trade clothes to reduce waste and emissions
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