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Shop second-hand to help the homeless in your community

Much like fast-fashion, the way we have come to consume and dispose of furniture is having a huge impact on the environment. Cheap-as-chips flat pack items have replaced built-to-last pieces, mainly due to the expense of the latter. But those sought after vintage one-of-a-kind items aren’t out of reach – you just need to know where to look. We caught up with Emmaus, who, amongst the many amazing things they do to help homeless people, upcycle and sell furniture. We spoke to communications manager Sarah Butlin to find out why one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure.

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