SHRUB Cooperative

RCN SC048825, Edinburgh

We’re a cooperative in Edinburgh working for a world without waste! About us: We empower our community to live a low carbon life. With us you can learn to fix a bike, swap your preloved things, enjoy some rescued food and be inspired by new ideas. Our Purpose: To provide a welcoming space for rethinking our relationship to waste, reducing consumption and developing effective use of resources. To support community empowerment in Edinburgh, learning and sharing skills to make a practical difference to the world we share. To deliver innovative waste prevention, creative reuse and repair practices in a living laboratory of Circular Economy. Our Values: We value inclusivity and work with others to provide a welcoming community for all. We act with integrity and strive to be sustainable in everything we do. We live by co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.

It has been a little bit doom-and-gloom here at Shrub lately as we have been trying to work out how to stay open despite recently losing our main funders. 

However, we had some INCREDIBLE news that made us all do a little happy dance when we found out...

The National Lottery has agreed to give us their Community Led Grant for the Zero Waste Community Hub! One of the requirements however is that we must fundraise £8000 of 'match funding' in order to receive this grant from them. 

This is the best news we have had in a LONG time and we are delighted to be able to share this with our community but we want to emphasise we are not in the clear yet...we still need to raise this £8000 in order to get the grant! We are sure that with the support of our community, we will be able to get there!

With the support of this crowdfunder we will be able to continue: 

- making a circular economy accessible to those on lower incomes

- redirecting textile waste away from foreign textile markets and ultimately landfill by partnering with hostels and other charitable organisations who can make use of the clothing we cannot sell.

- empowering our community to repair their clothing through workshops and normalising this as the first step before donating or throwing away clothing.

- educating our community on the importance of slow fashion.

- using our beautiful space at 22 Bread Street as our Zero Waste Hub.


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