IDI is a non-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing Islay's economy, prosperity and way of life as part of the Inner Hebrides.

Tel. 01496 810880

info@islaydevelopment.com

Unit 11 Whin Park, Bridgend, Isle of Islay PA44 7NZ, UK

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NEW HOMES FOR OLD FURNITURE AND WOOD

 

Islay annually produces 60 tonnes of furniture for possible re-use or upcycling.

IDI'S SOLUTION

 

The Re-JIG Shop has been running since 1999 and has successfully made re-use and upcycling a way of life for many on Islay. Simply, people have donated items from which others can benefit.

 

As a result, we have distributed 30 tonnes of items - even kitchen sinks - every year.

 

As recycling has become the norm, people sell anything with monetary value through services such as eBay. The majority of what was brought in during 2018 is of no value at all and could not be re-used. In future, Re-JIG will concentrate on accepting wooden furniture that our workshop team can either upcycle or usefully chip.

 

FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY

 

This project is income-generating and sustainable, despite offering items at a very reasonable price.

 

SUPPORTERS

 

The general Islay community is behind the project.

 

WIDER IMPACT

 

Re-JIG frequently furnishes the homes of people in financial crisis. In addition, it helps reduce costs for our local authority.

 

The shop employs 1.5 FTE staff.