The flags were out, the stage was set and on Saturday it was all go as Pass It On Week began at our Restyle shop. The annual event takes place nationwide and is championed by Recycle For Scotland. The event has been promoted across Bute in local press and media, and everyone from local schools and nurseries to charity shops and transport companies are taking part. It is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of reuse. Finding a second home for that toy, that unloved musical instrument or that tired piece of furniture is a great way of diverting resources from landfill and a fun way to find something new. Who doesnt enjoy finding that unique piece of vinyl at the back of their local charity shop? At Cancer Research UK in Rothesay they know their customers love this feeling and for Pass It On Week they organised a vinyl donation drive.
In all across Bute there are 27 events planned for Pass It On Week, from Eco days to toy swaps, but it is at our Restyle shop that you will see most activity. You only need to take a look at the variety of our program to see what we have on offer. We kicked off the week with our ‘Lazy Day’ and for a small shop you would be surprised at the number of beds we packed in. There were armchairs in our window and sofas in stock too. Rob had no chance to snooze though.
Throughout the week you will find him busy as Pass It On week lasts from 10th-18th March and whilst we close on Monday, we have events and offers from Tuesday through to Saturday. You’ll be able to see our popular fabrics heavily restocked and back in the shop on Tuesday 13th for example, or find yourself paying for what your item ways on Thursday- our ‘Kilo Sale’ day.
On Saturday 17th however you will find a guest upcycler coming to visit us in-store to show us what she can do. Fiona Fraser is a local crafter who enjoys upcycling and is looking forward to Pass It On Week. Pictured left is an example of the work she has been able to
do recently and Im sure you will agree we should be looking forward to Saturday.
So wherever you are this week on Bute you are sure to be close to an event. When you are out shopping drop into the ReStyle shop to grab a bargain while they are still there.