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Petit Miracle, bringing the best out of people and furniture

Pic: Ve. Petite Miracle's Director Elisicia Moore

Pic: Ve. Petite Miracle’s Director Elisicia Moore

By Marco Meert

At the entrance, a real piece of modern art, a glass tabletop with crockery inserted in it creates a striking entrance and reflects the motto of the social enterprise: ‘Giving people and furniture a second chance.’

Petit Miracles creates beautiful bespoke furniture at an affordable price, while diverting furniture from landfill and creating training opportunities for disadvantaged London residents. To add extra social value Petit Miracle also occupies empty commercial property and is currently located at the West12 Shopping Centre, in Shepherds Bush.

The shop offers a broad range of up-cycled furniture, restored antiques and vintage items, mixing style and colours with an equal blend of contemporary and classic pieces. The social enterprise clearly has its finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary design, as their eye-catching restorations transform tired old furniture into fashionable, fun and quirky items for the modern home. Continue reading

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A Social enterprise is calling for more Hackney businesses to pay the London living wage

LondonLivingWage_employer_smallPoached Creative Director Jessica Smith, who is trying to help unemployed and disadvantage people into employment, said there are only 12 employers in the borough paying the London living wage, after being presented with a certificate at the hackney Citizens Mayoral Assembly for her commitment to the living wage.

Poached Creative is a social enterprise communications agency providing writing, editing and design service. For more information visit www.poachedcreative.org.uk

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