Catch-up on all of the events from Salvo Fest of imperfect beauty 

Wednesday 16 June  2021 – Trade Day

Finding beauty in imperfection – Designing with reclaimed materials Watch now

Sara Morel CEO, Salvo & Becky Moles Creative Director, Salvo

Through case studies of London fashion environments designed with reclaimed materials, we aim to inspire circular practises and a future where use starts with reuse. The session will explore futuREuse tools from the FCRBE Interreg NWE project, of which Salvo is the main UK partner. #futuREuse

Part of #CEweekLDN 

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber
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Janine & Deb Davies-Tutt, Ashwells Reclaimed Timber

The rainforest is disappearing, fast. Thats why Ashwells collaborates with marine & civil engineering contractors and landscape architects, reclaiming and reusing tropical timber, and enabling a more sustainable built environment.  Attend this talk to understand how you can increase the % of timber reclaimed and/or reused within your projects. #futuREuse

Part of #CEweekLDN

Innovative reuse with Rotor

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Michaël Ghyoot Research and Project Lead FCRBE, Rotor DC & Gaspard Geerts, Rotor DC

A journey of innovative reuse through the renovation of the headquarters of Zinneke, a social and artistic organisation based in Brussels. In collaboration with Ouest Architects, Matriciel, and Rotor, they promoted the reuse of building materials, and the pilot succeeded in retaining more than 95% of the existing building (in mass) and substituting 15% of new inflowing materials for reclaimed ones.

Salvo in conversation with Ambient Studio 

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Faye Thorley Project Manager, Salvo & Matthew Riley Founder, Ambient Studio

Today only 1% of building material is reclaimed and reused in north-west Europe. Faye will delve into Salvo’s pioneering pilots from the FCRBE Interreg NWE project, which aims to increase reuse of reclaimed building materials by 50% by 2032. The discussion with Matthew will cover existing barriers, and construction’s opportunity in a reuse economy. #futuREuse 

Part of #CEweekLDN 

Reclaimed Renovation

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Sara Morel (aka Reclaimed WomanCEO, Salvo

Sara takes us on a tour of her carbon negative London flat renovation, which she vowed to renovate entirely with reclaimed materials, and then quit her corporate fashion job to reclaim her life. Sara aka Reclaimed Woman shares stories from her journey into sustainable sourcing, and how her home inspired a complete life change. #futuREuse 

Part of #CEweekLDN

Architectural Heritage 

Taddington Manor
Nr. Cutsdean
GL54 5RY, UK

 Open 9am-5pm

Enjoy the Galleries and Garden at Taddington, and explore Architectural Heritage’s expertise in garden ornament, staircases, unusual architectural element, and their offering of Modern British Art during Salvo Fest.

Thursday 17 June 2021

The Gift of Imperfect Self   Watch now

Lizzie Clark Founder, We-Resonate

Lizzie leads us in a thoughtful talk into how we can use our eyes for the beautifully reclaimed to ignite our creativity, life’s work and wellbeing. Lizzie speaks of her and We-Resonate’s journey from the depths of beauty at Alexander McQueen and how this began the ease of showing up more.

Reclaiming Sustainable Fashion

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Maria Costa Co-founder, From Belo

Reclaiming the meaning behind the words ‘sustainable’ and ‘fashion.’ Maria shares her experience of From Belo, her award-wining accessories brand, which makes desirable pieces from materials such as seatbelts once destined for landfill, and helps a vulnerable community – providing jobs to craft bags without cruelty or toxins in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. #futuREuse

Part of #CEweekLDN


Natural – local – seasonal – Dyeing demo with Talie Linseed 

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Natalie Linney Founder, Talie Linseed

Artist and textile designer Natalie demonstrates ancient dyeing techniques with natural and man-made objects found in the contemporary urban environment to produce unique pieces. Through a deliberately slow and sensitive process, Natalie seeks to challenge the disposable textile culture. 

Mongers Architectural Salvage

15 Market Place, Hingham, Norfolk,  MNR9 4AF, UK

 Open 9.30am-5.30pm

Dedicated to giving a future purpose and function to quality pieces from the past, with everything from cast iron radiators to sanitary ware restored in their workshops. Explore Mongers Architectural Salvage in person in Hingham’s pretty Georgian Market Place or from home during Salvo Fest.

Friday 18 June 2021

Going off-grid with Jo Wood
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Jo Wood, environmental campaigner & founder, Jo Wood Organics

Eco activist Jo shares her love of salvage and the story of her new home, moving out of London to go off-grid in the countryside, and how her organic lifestyle led to the launch of her organic beauty brand.

Salvo in conversation with Raybel Charters
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Gareth Maeer Founder & Director, Raybel

All aboard Raybel Charters, a social enterprise working to restore the 1920 Thames Sailing barge Raybel to full sailing condition for community benefit, and to reintroduce sail freight to the Thames Estuary as part of a wider, international sail cargo movement.

futuREuse with Salvo Founder, Thornton Kay

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Thornton Kay Founder, Salvo

Credited with co-founding the first reclamation yard as we recognise them today, and for coining the term upcycling whilst despairing about the waste in European demolition under the name of recycling in the early 90s.  Thornton: ‘I called it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value, not less.’ Let the conversation begin…

Styling with Salvage
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Joanne Palmisano, Designer and Author

Joanne guides us through her style of new and old, modern yet lived-in aesthetics, which have made her a sought-after designer for homes and boutique hospitality spaces. Joanne’s design work and books have won numerous design awards and have been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Apartment Therapy and many more. #futuREuse

Part of #CEweekLDN

The Beechfield Reclamation Co

The White Horse Yard, Hopton Park, Beechfield Road, Devizes, SN10 2DX, UK 

Open 7am-4.30pm

Beechfield Reclamation Co considers it a personal mission to help customers with their renovations and builds. Explore reclaimed building materials in person, or whet your appetite from home with their array of garden items and architectural salvage on show for Salvo Fest.

Saturday 19 June 2021

Upcycle furniture using chalk paint with Lynne Lambourne
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Lynne Lambourne, Interiors addict and warrior on waste

Lynne talks upcycling furniture using the Annie Sloan method. We dip into different techniques, and what to look for when choosing a piece to paint, whilst hearing more about her movement, ‘Warriors on Waste’. 

Plus, get styling and upcycling inspiration from Lynne’s own garden in our Imperfect Garden Gallery

Tusson Pop-Up Cadeaux et Brocante

Gare Á L’art, 16140 Tusson, France

Open 11am-5pm local time

A group of like-minded people based in the Charente region of France bring you brocante, vintage fashion from Les Garçons Vintage, art and gifts. 

The pop-up itself was built just as consciously as the collections with salvaged stands and props.

Not in Tusson today? The pop-up will be open until the autumn.


Insitu Architectural Salvage

252 Chester Road, Manchester,
M15 4EX, UK

 Open 10am-6pm

Check out Manchester’s trendy Castlefield neighbourhood where you’ll find Insitu Architectural Salvage in a Grade 2 listed Victorian pub building. In person and during the festival you’ll find what you need to create exciting spaces with interesting reclaimed pieces. 

Saturday 26 June 2021

@ 10AM BST

TW Gaze, Diss Auction Rooms, Roydon Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4LN

See the auction catelogue