The ReBorn Furniture Project is a social enterprise, founded in 2016 by visionary entrepreneur Alex Srilal, which aims to provide a unique and comprehensive solution to the problem of furniture wastage. Every year over 500,000 tonnes of re-usable furniture is taken to landfills. This costs UK government millions in taxpayers money, however, the true cost of this wastage is much more concerning. We are speaking of course about the enormous damage that this has on our environment. Furniture makes up more than 42% of all bulky waste in the UK. The more furniture that is needlessly going to the landfill, the higher our carbon footprint, which in turn costs us more tax money to deal with the environmental damage.
This is a serious problem that must be addressed by working with charities and an environmentally conscious community to change the fast-fashion culture in the furniture industry and to change people’s perception of the second-hand furniture market.
Our Ethos – People, Planet, Profit.
As a social enterprise, we are equally concerned with the benefit of the local people in the community and with protecting the planet from environmental damage, as we are with making a profit.