To top off the festive season here at Good Sammy, our Willetton store has absolutely blown us away with the teamwork and effort that went into their Christmas display.
“Many hands went into creating this display; including myself, Participants, employees and our volunteer. As with our Halloween display, we tried to be as creative as possible, and more importantly, reuse and recycle where we could.” – Beck, Willetton Store Manager
Beck and her team are passionate about recycling broken and unsellable items that are donated. They come in early on a Sunday and spend the day carefully crafting their concepts (even when they are not scheduled to work!).
The Christmas tree mannequins use broken and incomplete trees - saving them from going to landfill. The team secured the broken sprigs together and then sewed together bows from scraps of tulle – they truly look so beautiful!
The giant present mannequin uses an old box covered in wrapping paper topped off with a handmade bow from more fabric scraps.
The team cleverly used the filling from old unsellable cushions to create a snow globe window - the filling will be re-bagged to sell as craft material, how’s that for a circular economy!
The backdrop of the snow globe window was all hand painted by the team members, and it looks so magical!
The snow queen dress uses an old piece of curtaining and unsellable fabric. A big thank you to the help of one of the team’s 9 year-old son, Christopher, for designing the dress – the talent of everyone involved is unreal!
This in depth creative process wouldn’t be possible without our Store Managers who go above and beyond to inspire their team. We are in awe of Beck from Willetton and her ability to spark imagination and enthusiasm, especially in our Participants who are now so eager to learn and develop their merchandising experience.
Our visual merchandising is so important for our Participants and employees to learn techniques and skills which help them to grow within retail workplaces. We are stunned by the team work, effort and creativity of our Willetton store and can’t wait to see what they come up with next!