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Curb Collective

 

A developing social enterprise. Based in the suburb of Redfern, the collective are a group of individuals from a diverse background all with a interest in reuse & repair & upcycling.


They restore furniture like dinning chairs, stools, armchairs and much more all salvaged from the kerbside or by donation, and once restored is re-sold back to the community. They also take commissions from people who have a loved chair they would like restored.

They open their doors and attend many festivals and council events often to promote and demonstrate what they do an the value of reuse.

 

The History

 

In July 2011 The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre partnered with PLACE & TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Outreach section* to get this amazing project off the ground. The Bower started a reuse furniture project - teaching carpentry and upholstery skills to reuse and recreate discarded furniture from our new workshop space in partnership with The City of Sydney at 107 Redfern Street, Redfern.

The aim of the course was and is to promote reuse & repair as an ethos for sustainable living and learning. For the past few years, up to 20 students, including Bower staff have been attending weekly classes, learning new skills and engaging with their peers and local community.

The Bower is committed to continue to support and promote this social enterprise and we look forward to them going from strength to strength.

Our thanks and gratitude to everyone who made this possible, especially the City of Sydney for the provision of space.

 

Want to know more?

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  • Visits by appointment
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*A Bit about our comrades in Reuse;

PLACE (Partners in Learning and Community Enterprise) initiates partnerships to provide creative skills and enterprise opportunities to under resourced communities in Redfern, Woolloomooloo and Marrickville.


TAFENSW Sydney Institute Outreach section offers diverse courses, workshops and activities to meet the needs of disadvantaged learners, provides teachers, equipment and coordinators.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 06:17