A safe, supportive and creative space, run by women for women.
We are upcycling furniture and homewares in a woman safe workshop. We offer skills based classes to support women to be confident, to feel like they belong and are valued, and to express their creativity in a purposeful way. The ReMade workshop is nurturing, inspiring and accessible, supported by volunteer mentors and visiting creatives.
You don't have to know about painting furniture already to join us, we have all sorts of activities on offer that are low key, creative but not stressful or challenging.
We are looking to support women who might be going through tough times in all sorts of ways - but you don't have to have a problem to access us.
We will not be offering direct support, but will be enabling women to see their support workers in a confidential space if they so wish.
We sell high quality upcycled items to the public, so everyone has the chance to buy creative, original items for their homes while supporting our project.
Why is a safe space important for women? Women frequently report that they would only access a women only service, and that women only services provide improved outcomes.
Have a read of this:
Remade is an organisation with purpose - to make a safe and equal world for women. Big talk for a tiny project - this is true. Achieving this is not something we can do alone, it takes a strong alliance of women to work together to get anywhere close to this. We are open to partnerships, input and mutual support - being an iterative organisation that doesn't ever stop growing is essential to our goals. We work in an environmentally and socially responsible way, bringing us closer to SDGs 3 - Good Health & Wellbeing , 5 - Gender Equality, 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth & 10 - Reduced Inequalities - though of course all 17 SDGs are applicable to all our decisions.
For more information on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals have a look here
We felt there was a need for a safe space in Wigan for women who want to work.We love painting furniture, and have a background in social care and working with women affected by abuse. Put the two together and we came up with ReMade - a women's workshop where we upcycle furniture.
We are a registered community interest company, which means that any money we make goes back into the project.
Come and paint with us.
Attend an upcycling furniture workshop.
Volunteer as a mentor.
Buy our products (here or on etsy).
Donate furniture, paint or even £ to our women's workshop! (we're on easy fundraising)
Like and share our posts on our social media (helps us out and doesn't take any effort at all!)
Some useful resources about violence against women and girls, women's experiences and the usefulness of creative activity.
We're based at 2-4 Jaxons Court, in Wigan. At the moment we are only open Wednesday's and Thursday's between 10am and 4pm.