Business potential in refurbished furniture

May 21, 2022 1:00 pm

"The Attic" in Jerusalem Road, Suva.

Fiji born- New Zealander, Vivienne Wade saw a potential business opportunity in refurbished furniture, driving her to start a business.

What started as a small online business during COVID-19 has turned into a full-time venture as Wade has opened her refurbished furniture and home decoration store “The Attic” in Jerusalem Road, Suva.

Wade says it’s her passion to collect quality items.

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Vivienne Wade

“There were lots of things that were available overseas that I didn’t see here, even though Fiji has developed, but I was really excited about different potential businesses and had to sort of pinpoint one that that was of interest to me of passion which I had and home furniture, home furnishing has always been something I enjoy.”

She adds her business promotes a healthy environment as all products are reusable and recyclable.

“Globally, more and more people are becoming aware of environmental factors, climate change is now a hot topic and it should be, people are sort of aware of recycling and reusing things is re-purposing things and I didn’t see a lot of that happening in Fiji and they use clothes store as a big industry now, but I didn’t see too much of used home furnishing”

She adds more than $30,000 has been invested in the new venture.