Changemakers: Sophie Unwin is helping the nation reuse and repair.
The fallout from the financial crash brought on a eureka moment which has led to a global network of regeneration and sustainability.
Sophie Unwin’s venture into social entrepreneurship began in a Brixton community centre, emboldened by a desire for action in the wake of the financial crash. “How about a reuse and repair centre?” she’d cried to a startled crowd of locals, surprising even herself. “All the elderly immigrants can teach the unemployed bankers something useful.”