Quality mark of approval Revolve-s around Merry-go-round

A Glasgow social enterprise and charity is celebrating after being recognised for the quality of the pre-loved, low-cost children’s goods it offers to the local community.

31 Aug 15

Merry-go-round Glasgow – a children’s boutique in the Southside – was awarded a Revolve stamp of approval by Zero Waste Scotland, which stands as an official quality mark that highlights excellence, both in service and product.

Merry-go-round Glasgow encourages families to donate, recycle and re-use second hand children’s goods and provides parenting support via events and information groups.

Sam Moir, Founder of Merry-go-round Glasgow, said:

“We established Merry-go-round Glasgow in 2012 with three key aims – firstly, to save local families money by offering great pre-loved children’s goods at low prices; secondly to support local families in need with free goods and thirdly to provide jobs and volunteering opportunities within the local community. 

“Just a few examples of the many events and workshops we also provide to families include music and classes in French, information about cloth nappies – which are cheaper and more environmentally-friendly – and breastfeeding support.

“The whole team is thrilled that we have received Revolve accreditation and to be recognised as a quality organisation. It’s a fantastic achievement which reinforces the fact that second-hand needn’t ever be second-best. We will be very proud to display the Revolve branding around our boutique.”

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland said:

“Merry-go-round Glasgow is an outstanding example of a very effective social enterprise organisation. Its benefits are multiple - not only does it have a positive impact on the environment, it helps a huge number of people in many different ways. Merry-go-round Glasgow reduces waste, creates jobs, saves people money and provides invaluable advice to parents and families.

“I’m delighted therefore to confirm their well-earned Revolve status, which gives a clear sign to the local community that they can have confidence in the products the boutique offers.”

Merry-go-round also recently set up a partnership programme to work with local agencies and support groups such as Shelter, NSPCC and Govanhill Community Development Trust to provide free goods to families who need them.

As well as saving customers money, Revolve also aims to create a more sustainable approach to retail in Scotland and promote re-use in Scotland.  Customers wishing to pass on their unwanted items to their nearest Revolve store can call the national re-use phone line on 0800 0665 820 to have their items collected.

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Merry-go-round Glasgow; Zero Waste Scotland; social enterprise; charity; children's clothing; pre-loved; re-use

Notes For Editors


Merry-go-round children’s boutique is open from 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday. A full timetable of events is available on the Merry-go-round website at www.merrygoroundglasgow.co.uk.

Zero Waste Scotland

More information on Revolve and accredited stores can be found on www.revolvereuse.com. More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at www.zerowastescotland.org.uk. You can also keep up to date with the latest from Zero Waste Scotland though via our social media channels - Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus | LinkedIn

Zero Waste Scotland is funded by the Scottish Government to support the delivery of its Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities.

Zero Waste Scotland is helping Scotland to become more efficient in its use of resources. As a facilitator and enabler of change, we help to reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and promote responsible water use – all as part of a journey towards a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

Encouraging greater re-use of items is a key part of Zero Waste Scotland’s work in creating a circular economy, where products and materials stay in the highest value state for as long as possible.

The Recycle for Scotland website has a wealth of information about how to reduce your waste and re-use more often as well as information on recycling, providing a one-stop shop for ways to become a zero-waste household.

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