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Firm that gives new life to old furniture opens in West Craven
11:42am Friday 4th July 2014 in News
A KEIGHLEY business which specialises in giving old furniture some tender loving care has opened a new base "across the border".
Shabby Elephant, which was launched locally two years ago, is run by former plumber Paul Sunderland and Madeline Spear, who has a background in IT.
The pair salvage and regenerate furniture and other cherished household goods which need new leases of life.
Their company still has its premises in the Newbridge Industrial Estate, off Pitt Street in Parkwood. But they have now opened an additional unit in Barnoldswick.
Madeline said: "We're really confident about the expansion and about showcasing what we do to even more people. We're confident that it will work.
"We're heavily into recycling and revamping all sorts of furniture, kitchenware, other homeware, and quirky items. We hate throwing anything away.
"We sell things online, and pick up pieces of furniture from people and repair them. Increasingly people are bringing stuff to us to work on, as they have the same ethos as us of not wanting to throw things away."
The firm's new base is at Glory Glory Vintage, in Church Street, Barnoldswick.
Madeline said people are welcome to come to the company's Newbridge estate property, but added that she and Paul are currently hoping to open an outlet elsewhere in Keighley.
Visit shabbyelephant.co.uk for more information.