A Community Interest Company
Upcycle Kernow is a Community Interest Company finding practical solutions to Reusing and Recycling usable waste at a grass-roots level throughout Cornwall.
Combining artistic practices with traditional skills, we create fun, safe environments to help you explore and develop your own sustainable journey. From Upcycling Workshops, Repair Cafes, Community Swishes, Resources Outlet and recycling points, our community has created a local circular economy that supports and benefits all aspects of an inspiring, sustainable lifestyle.
In our Upcycling Workshops, you can take part in a variety of creative projects from using power tools with reclaimed timber, or sewing machines to create textile art and transform clothes, or soldering for glass sculpture and jewellery making. These are the ideal place to use noise equipment, get wild with creativity, or to be calm, quiet and concentrated, whilst turning trash into treasure.
Our Resources Outlet offers all the essential services at our one stop recycling shop,
refill your cleaning products while you drop off your recycling,
and maybe purchase some resources for your own upcycling project.
We are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 am til 4pm
Repair Cafes are a popular place to meet other like-minded people, keen to repair not replace all your broken items, electrical, mechanical or textile based, jewellery, toys and even furniture!! These community days are successful due to the volunteers who offer their skills, committed to saving items from landfill and advocating the Right to Repair. A great place to pick up tips and hints for general maintenance of all sorts of items around the home.
In need of a wardrobe update? Got too many clothes cluttering up space?
Then why not join in one of our Community Swishes - a clothes swap party on an epic scale!
Swishing is a great option for those on a tight budget, are mindful of the environment,
or would just like a wardrobe update.
#Tooligans is a programme specifically for vulnerable teenagers and young adults, giving them
the opportunity to use a variety of hand and power tools to design and create items for their
school, youth project or supported housing. This gives them real hands on practical experience,
laying the foundations for future developments.
Our Mobile Workshop can bring these meaningful, fun activities to your local community, whether that be town square, community centre, supported housing scheme, therapy centre, or village fete.
Why not contact us to see how we can bring our services to you.