SCRAPantics c.i.c. is a new scrapstore in Dundee. We are now in our third month of business and have a growing membership and bookings of workshops in the diary. Last month we went out to Coupar Angus Primary to create a trash fashion show! We also celebrated Dundee’s Women’s Festival in a collaborative felt making session with ‘How it Felt’ Debz a local puppeteer, and prospective Social Entrepreneurs through DSEN, thanks!

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We have created a store of recycled materials that can be used in art and design projects by being sold very cheaply to local students, community groups and schools. Materials could be off- cuts, seconds or end of lines, and are donated by local manufacturers and retailers, saving resources from the landfill and improving learning outcomes by broadening the-ranges of materials available. Examples are as varied as building materials, like wood, waterproof membranes and piping to fabric, paper and card off cuts, old stamps, end of line materials, jute sacking, wood veneers, sticky plastic or foam, out of date sterile bandaging, tools and ribbons and even a load of mannequins, and small household furnishings.

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We have a number of businesses already donating high end materials and are open to the public by appointment or ‘mishap’! Thankfully we managed to secure funding from both Firstport and DSEN, and now have premises located next to the ‘Wasps’ studios at Meadow Mill. I have a van in which we can collect donations making it easier for businesses. We offer craft workshops in and out of house and provide voluntary opportunities to people out of work at present. We are really all about celebrating the communities we live in by creating networks of creative projects and providing a diverse range of sustainable materials. We hope by posting pictures, tweeting and other social media streams to advertise the businesses that support us, in a way of saying ‘thank you’.

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If you are a business and wish to donate items, an artist or group needing materials or just want to get involved.

We are open by appointment or on a Wednesday 10am-4pm or Thursday noon-6 pm, please get in touch, with Sandy 07519367490 or checkout our Facebook page Scrapantics and LIKE to follow!

 

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