Revolve standard gives Emmaus Glasgow’s Hamiltonhill branch a touch more quality

Emmaus Glasgow, a homelessness charity with several second-hand furniture shops around the city, is celebrating after its Hamiltonhill store received ‘Revolve’ accreditation from Zero Waste Scotland.

16 Dec 15

Wherever displayed, the Revolve logo assures customers that they are buying from a great re-use shop with a commitment to providing only the highest quality second hand products and excellent customer service.

Emmaus Glasgow houses 27 formerly homeless adults, many of whom also work at the organisation’s three retail locations across the city. The Emmaus Glasgow charity shops provide low-cost, second hand furniture, white goods, bric-a-brac and clothing to the local community.

The Revolve brand logo, which will now be displayed at Emmaus’ Hamiltonhill branch on Ellesmere Street, assures customers that they are buying from a great re-use shop which is committed to providing only high quality second hand products and excellent customer service.

Robbie Miller, a support worker with Emmaus Glasgow, said:

“The process of achieving Revolve accreditation has really helped us to improve our business – particularly in the areas of customer service and health and safety. Being able to finally display the Revolve logo is brilliant for our business in terms of the assurance it provides to our customers about the quality of our products.

“Just as importantly, it's been a great experience for the charity's service users. They've really got behind it, gained some useful skills and shared in our success – and you can't put a value on that.

“The shop now looks really good, and as a result, we’re seeing more people than ever coming through the door. Being Revolve accredited also gives us the opportunity to work with other accredited organisations to raise awareness and extend the important work of the charity.”

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland said:

“Emmaus Glasgow’s Hamiltonhill branch is an outstanding example of an effective social enterprise organisation. The shop not only has a positive impact on the environment by reducing waste, it also helps fund the charity's important work with the homeless, and gives its service users invaluable work experience that they can add to their CVs.

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

As well as saving customers money, Revolve also aims to create a more sustainable approach to retail and promotes 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. 

Notes For Editors

  • Emmaus Glasgow runs three retail locations across the city - Hamiltonhill, Partick and Mount Florida.
  • Emmaus Glasgow accepts donations of good quality furniture, sofas & soft furnishings, white goods, kitchen utensils, hi-fis & dvd players with remotes, household linen, records, CDs & DVDs, bric-a-brac, good quality toys (with a valid CE safety mark), clothes, books, garden tools and equipment and bicycles.
  • 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. We are supporting progress towards Scotland’s ambitious zero waste targets and enabling Scottish society to reap the benefits of more efficient use of resources. 
  • More information on all Zero Waste Scotland’s programmes can be found at 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
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