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Young entrepreneurs give new life to old objects

Look after your old furniture and give it a new lease of life with renovation and a new design. The UF firm Welm wants to promote sustainability and creativity.
Hedda Hagund and Linnea Borggren want to be creative and work with sustainability.
Hedda Hagund and Linnea Borggren want to be creative and work with sustainability.
Foto: Andreas Örwall Lovén

Once 50 kilos of dynamite were transported in a wooden box. The box turned up later among the objects at Mala IF’s jumble sale. Now it istands in a garage at Norra Kringelvägen.

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A lot of people are interested in vintage and second-hand

– You could grow things in it, or have pot-plants on it, says Emil Hansen.

– Or use it to store pillows and blankets, says Hedda Hagund.

Emil Hansen mends a mirror. The firm finds objects to renovate in different places, including jumble sales.
Emil Hansen mends a mirror. The firm finds objects to renovate in different places, including jumble sales.
Foto: Andreas Örwall Lovén

The UF firm Welm started a few weeks ago. The concept is to buy in and re-use furniture and furnishing details.

– A lot of people are interested in vintage and second-hand, says Hedda Hagund, who started the UF firm along with Emil Hansen and Linnea Borggren.

– We wanted to do something that had to do with sustainability, which is almost a condition these days, says Linnea Borggren.

You can find Welm on Instagram and Facebook.

Facts

Young Entrepreneur (UF)-businesses

Young Entrepreneurship. The course, called Young Entrepreneurship, helps pupils start up, develope and run down a UF business for a year.
A UF business has most often three to five members. The course is run in one or more of the programmes on the upper high school syllabus.
Research shows that UF entrepreneurs start more businesses and are less often out of work, earn more and more often attain leading positions.
UF (Young Entrepreneurship) is a politically unaffiliated non-profit training organisation. It is part of the global organisation Junior Achievement. Since 1980 it has educated upper high school pupils in Young Entreprerneurship. Since 2010 also in compulsory schools.
Source: ungforetagsamhet.se, Wikipedia