Initiatives from this group

Soda blasting furniture
flag France - (Association Emmaüs Grenoble Fondateur Abbé Pierre)


Fashion moves on and sometimes in our communities we find beautifully crafted furniture from the Henri II period that our clients have neglected.

At the same time there is a strong trend of customising furniture in our society.
Bearing this in mind we considered different opportunities for how to customise these pieces in an environmentally-friendly way.

Painting directly onto varnished furniture requires chemical paint and due to our environmental concerns we thought it important to use a biological paint which doesn't give off any harmful chemical particles (for the majority of apartments and houses the warm air inside is more polluted than the air outside due to the use of paint, glue, paint remover, etc.).

With this initiative we also wanted to train the companions in new trades.

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Vesti'bus
flag France - (Association Emmaüs Grenoble Fondateur Abbé Pierre)


With the aim of reaching out to the most vulnerable members of the community, who do not have access to our services or even, in some cases, to social services, we have worked with companions to set up a mobile clothes bank.

As we are located on the outskirts of the city, many people are unable to get to our shop. Furthermore, we have observed that that many people have a real need for clothing, particularly during the winter months.

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