Rags to Riches is an award-winning upcycling social enterprise that uses waste to promote environmental sustainability, community engagement and education within Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
We employ the circular economy model to provide workshops within our own venues as well as providing outreach programmes to outside organisations to upskill, train and empower local groups and support vulnerable communities. We also sell a range of handcrafted upcycled design collections on our online shop to create economic opportunities for local makers while actively reducing and reusing waste.
From April 2020 to March 2022 we ran The UpHub, a Climate Challenge Fund project, funded by the Scottish Government. The UpHub worked to continue and expand on the success of Rags to Riches, providing the Govanhill community with education around climate change by implementing long term, sustainable change within local groups, while reducing carbon footprints.
Watch the video below to find out more about our project work!