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Eco-chic Boutique Launches eBay Shop Online!

Impact Arts is excited to announce that we are launching an eBay shop! The online shopwill retail items made for the Eco-chic Boutique by young designers on our Creative Youth Unemployment Programme, Creative Pathways.

Creative Pathways, a creative approach to youth employment, is an opportunity for young people aged 16-19 to access creative arts training as a viable career opportunity. Young people who are currently not involved in education, employment or training choose from two paths, Eco-chic Fashion Freak (sustainable fashion design) or Home (furniture design and manufacturing) and learn essential technical skills associated with their chosen programme. Once they graduate from the course they are supported to pursue an occupation using their new found creative talents.

Eco-chic Boutique, Impact Arts’ flagship retail space operates as a social enterprise, retailing refurbished and upcycled clothing, furniture and interior accessories made by young people on the Creative Pathways programme alongside ranges by independent Scottish designers. The Boutique offers a creative and innovative approach to combating the challenges of youth unemployment, and issues around recycling, regeneration and providing opportunities for Scottish talent.

The online shop (called ‘impactartsprojects' ) will retail an eclectic mix of products such as cool stags heads, funky bow ties and classic vintage pieces. Buying from the Eco-chic Boutique online and in store will help support the young designers and enable Impact Arts to continue working to reduce youth unemployment across Scotland.

Lisa Carr, Manager of the Eco-chic Boutique said:

‘We are thrilled to be launching our first e-commerce venture on eBay with the support of Mission Fish. The Boutique provides young people with the opportunity to gain valuable skills and retail experience to prepare them for the world of work. Selling on eBay will allow our young designers to develop their skills even further and experience online retail and marketing which will be an added bonus on their CV’s. Its also opens up the market for us: from humble beginnings as charity shop in Glasgow we will now be able to sell Eco-chic Boutique items all over the world!’

Click here to shop now!

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