Store Project is aimed at developing innovative products
from materials such as wood/timber, plants, wool, sheepskins,
lime and glass. Through working in partnership with
relevant businesses and organisation we aim to 'add
value' to local non-food materials by offering assistance
with research, product development, marketing and publicity.
All the projects we work on have a sustainable theme,
whether it is the sourcing of the raw materials or ensuring
that projects developed are sustainable in the long
Glasu also acts as a facilitator,
by holding meetings to bring together interested individuals
to discuss taking forward ideas.
Examples of projects currently under
in Powys - carrying out
field trials of craft and basket willows, looking
at product development and accessing new markets for
Sheep II - looking at alternative
markets and improving the design of wool products
e.g. clothing. This project is also looking at different
breeds of sheep for finer wool quality.
Building Materials - The
project will develop, research and take to market
less environmentally damaging construction products
with a particular emphasis on limecrete insulation
floor and recycled glass as an alternative to sand
Innovation - Managing a
fund that allows for truly innovative ideas in the
adding of value to non-food products, examples of
projects are; Douglas Fir Hot Tubs and Developing
Thatching Straw in Powys.
Waste Recycling - investigating
the properties of wood chip compost and developing
compost blends for specific applications e.g. tree