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A good resource for recycling in Cumbria...
Cumbria. The project encourages the re-use of industrial and commercial waste products previously destined for landfill sites.  Materials such as furniture, computers, coloured film, paper, card and wood are donated to Free For All. These supplies are then redistributed to community groups such as schools, playschools, carnival groups etc Free For All is run by volunteers and supported by grant aid and donations. Almost any product that can be put back into the community is accepted. If you wish to volunteer for the project or wish to donate waste products. They also have a left over paint scheme.   Contact Dennis Graham ddennis.graham@aol.com
Scrapstore located at Ulverston...
A great blog to catch on updates on local upcycling!!
Worn Again is a London based organisation working with corporate customers to Upcycle their corporate textiles, such as staff uniform into new products. Clients include Eurostar, Royal Mail and Virgin. They are an excellent example of corporate Upcycling which the Project can learn lessons from; particularly in terms of their media and social marketing. On the front page are links to follow them on Twitter and Facebook or to sign up for their newsletter and read their blog. This is something that the Project can emulate using the Riversmeet website as outlined previously. In addition whilst they sell products to the general public using e-commerce as previously said they mainly work with corporate clients. This may also be an opportunity that the Project can copy by working with a major corporate client in Cumbria. Examples of potential clients could include Stobarts, Story, Pirelli who have a corporate identity and hence corporate uniform.
Good One is an award winning independent fashion label that reflects contemporary London by using reclaimed fabric. Because they pitch themselves as a high end bespoke fashion then they can justify a 3 week lead time because the items are made to order.
Elvis and Kresse creates bags and cufflinks from fire hoses to be sold to the general public. A good e-commerce website but has a lack of interactivity in terms of social marketing.
Suzie is an artist who as part of her portfolio has designed wall mounted sculptures of creeping tendrils and tree out of plastic bags. Whilst she does not sell them on her website they potentially could be ideas to be adopted by the Project as part of their commissioning and awareness display. 
Upcycling is a gallery and workshop based in Newcastle as part of Renew Newcastle a not for profit company limited by guarantee who makes use of unused buildings in Newcastle. The gallery is one part of this and features art and design that has been recycled from discarded materials in highly imaginative ways. The idea of a gallery to display the items from the Upcycling Project could be explored and a possible venue may be Tullie House in Carlisle.
RE is a shop converted from a workshop at a filling station in 2003 based in Corbridge in Northumberland. They sell a wide range of products including recycled items such as picture frames, placemat, rubber containers.  They have created their brand using the RE throughout the site ie REdiscover, ShoRE, FiREside etc. It is a full e-commerce website and is an example of a “click and brick” business model.
EcoCentric is a full e-commerce website selling a range of eco friendly products from sustainable, recycled or re-used materials. Unlike RE it does not have a physical shop and is an example of a pure ecommerce business model. However like the Upcycling Project they not only sell items but also educate and inform customers about recycling and how to live a “greener” life as can be seen by the newsletter, links to other sites but also their own “green ethos” where they try to set and example with their own behaviour.