A new eclectic gift and homewares shop has opened in Littlehampton – but the focus isn’t just on the trendy up-cycled items in store, it’s also about building a strong sense of community.
Vicki Williams, Manager at Hills Volunteering, said ReVamp in the Hills opened its doors in March this year and the store is flourishing.
“A dedicated team of volunteers have transformed an empty little shop into a vibrant, friendly store where you’re welcome to buy, browse or just stay for a cuppa and chat,” she said.
“There is a strong emphasis on supporting the environment. Everyday items that are often thrown away such as cans, clothes and crockery, paper, plastics, wooden pallets and pots are kept out of land fill and up-cycled at the store into new, trendy gifts.”
Vicki said the goal of ReVamp in the Hills is to create a social enterprise that will support Hills Volunteering to be more sustainable into the future, while giving locals the opportunity to develop new skills.
“We do this by transforming old and preloved items but we also offer workshops to help people to expand their skills by working together with people from different experiences and backgrounds.”
“You may be keen on gardening, sewing, craft or recycling or you may have business skills, administration or event and project management skills, or maybe you are good at building community networks.”
“Whatever your background or ability we will welcome your involvement.”