Opened in 2005, Oskars (formerly known as “KibbleWorks Warehouse” and “Project OsKar”) is a charity based in the heart of Paisley that provides a range of second-hand furniture, white goods, and other household items at affordable prices. Our services also include; gardening, bulk uplift services, and home and office clearances.
As a social enterprise, Oskars supports those on low-incomes by providing low-cost, clean, safe, donated furniture. In addition, we provide youth employment, education and skills training to young people furthest removed from the job market, helping open up greater employment opportunities.
The shop was very professional. There was lot of information on the walls about everything the charity does.
Located in 55 Clark Street, Paisley, Oskars is open to the public and provides an eclectic mix of preloved sofas, bedroom furniture, dining tables and chairs, wardrobes, vintage furniture, shabby chic items and more – ideal for upcycling projects. Selling quality items at affordable prices, Oskars is perfect if you’re looking to update your home on a budget, or on a low income.
For customers referred to Oskars from housing organisations or local authorities, we can provide generously discounted prices.
Employment and Training
We employ young people who face barriers to employment who spend 6 months with us in a real job environment. Training is provided and support is given to find full-time permanent positions at the end of the 6 month period.
To date we have successfully supported 29 young people into full time permanent jobs.
Oskars operate a voucher system in partnership with housing associations and local authorities. This allows tenants to purchase items to the value of the voucher from Oskars. We aim to provide the best possible value to all our customers.
Workshops can take place either at a community group meeting or in Oskars Showroom in Paisley. Participants will be asked to bring along an item for upcycling. A display board will showcase further upcycling ideas and information from the local council regarding recycling and any new initiatives.
Workshops we host include:
- Love Food Hate Waste
- Repair and Reuse Fabric Workshops
- Repair and Reuse Household Items Workshops
- The Repair Café
- The Tool Library
- Information Stall
Contact Oskars to find out more about our workshops including dates and bookings.
Oskars works in partnership with a range of organisations that support us in our re-use and recycling initiatives. Details of each of our partners are provided below.
National Re-Use Phone Line
Oskars is registered with the National Re-use Phone Line. The national re-use phone line supports community based re-use organisations across Scotland to provide the public with a high level of customer service when donating for re-use.
Community Resources Network Scotland
We are members of Community Resources Network Scotland, an organisation that exists to build a stronger community reuse, repair and recycling sector in Scotland. Their goal is to create real social, environmental and economic benefit within our local communities.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Oskars are members of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations whose core purpose is to lead, represent and support Scotland’s housing associations & co-operatives.
Charity Retail Association
We are members of the Charity Retail Association which aims to promote the benefits of charity retailing to the environment, the community and to charity.
We are Revolve accredited, a re-use quality standard for shops who sell second hand goods in Scotland. Revolve want to make it easier, more inviting, and safer for you to buy second hand items. When you see the Revolve logo, then you know you are buying from a great re-use shop, who is committed to quality and excellent customer service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to a number of frequently answered questions. If you can’t find the answer to what you’re looking for, please contact the Oskars team.
Q – Are there any restrictions on furniture accepted?
A – All upholstered furniture, beds and mattresses must comply with the 1988 fire regulations.
Q – Do you accept electrical goods?
A – We accept electrical goods that are in good working order. If an item is not working and therefore unsuitable for reuse we can uplift at a cost for disposal. Please call us to arrange.
Q – Can the donated goods be collected?
A – Yes, we collect:
|Monday Areas||Erskine Bishopton Inchinnan Renfrew||Johnstone Kilmalcolm Bridge of Weir Lochwinnoch Linwood|
|Tuesday Areas||Paisley Central Glenburn Foxbar Elderslie||Gallowhill Barshaw Ralston Seedhill|
|WednesdayAreas||Johnstone Kilmalcolm Bridge of Weir Lochwinnoch Linwood||Erskine Bishopton Inchinnan Renfrew|
|Thursday Areas||Gallowhill Barshaw Ralston Seedhill||Paisley Central Glenburn Foxbar Elderslie|
|Friday Areas||Glasgow||Other areas|
Q – Can purchased goods be delivered?
A – Yes, we deliver
Charges are £20 for Renfrewshire and £30 for outside Renfrewshire e.g. Glasgow. For any other areas a price will be quoted
Q – Do you sell to the general public?
A – Yes, the Project is open to the general public for the sale of all furniture. Opening hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on a Friday.