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Shop vacant in Acton for a decade to be turned into “economy hub” for restoring

A shop in Acton that has remained vacant for a decade is to be brought to life again in November 2022 as it is set to be turned into a “restore”.  Its owners W3 Hive say Re’Store, W3 will be a “circular economy hub to be used for restoring, repairing and reselling clothing and household goods.”

The not-for-profit community interest company secured funding from the Greater London Authority to set up Re’Store which is located at 98 Churchfield Road, W3 and Ealing Council has offered the use of the premises at a peppercorn rent for the next three years to encourage and support its development.

The store will be showcasing and run as a Re-School of Entrepreneurship and will teach the principles of “building a business through circular economy concepts.”

Kal Di Poala, founder of W3 Hive said: “We want to create an innovative space to inspire local people to repurpose and repair old things into something new. Waste will be our
raw material. We will develop ideas where local people can come together to teach, learn, earn and collaborate.”

One of the first projects to be launched will be a community owned jewellery brand. Budding local entrepreneurs can sign up to it where they will also learn how to start and build a brand from scratch.

As well as the jewellery brand, Re’Store will be open to other ideas from local people and the store will be flexible to ideas including pop-ups and those who will be based there.

Kal told EALING.NEWS: “We’ll be testing out ideas. It will evolve as we understand what is most wanted and we expect it to be a mixture of short-term pop ups as well as long term partners and initiatives.”

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