We Are Passionate And Dedicated To Creating A Better Future, Via Our Eco-Friendly Upcycling Service!
We moved to the UAE over a decade ago and, like many, when we came here we had limited funds to spend on getting everything up and running. We struggled to find a place where we could physically view and find some good quality used household items.
Like many, over time, we also moved houses a number of times while in the UAE and faced many problems in selling off items that we no longer required.
Today most people are more cost-conscious especially with the ability to shop on-line and price compared from the comfort of their homes. But like many, when selling online, we found it difficult to cope with non-serious buyers, unreasonable negotiations, privacy concerns to meet at the residence and the list goes on and on…
As a result, most of the time we ended up calling local waste management companies to offload our goods that we could not sell because storage was expensive.
We always felt that if someone can collect and refresh these unwanted items, store them and sell them for a small price,, it could help society and at the same time make living more sustainable. Unfortunately, it was difficult to find such an option
Initially, we started a Facebook group called “Give Get Switch” back in 2016 so that members of the community can give, get and switch things with each other. We gained several thousand members in the group within the first few months, which reflected the interest of the larger UAE community. That encouraged us to take the next step in further solving this problem and providing the residents of the UAE (locals and expats) with a first of a kind solution by establishing Think Upcycle Company with Yalla Junk It as a collection service.
As we scratched the surface to understand how big the problem was, we came to know some interesting facts!
Furthermore, as a way of giving back to the UAE community that we are a part of, we decided to offer Free Clothes give away service from our showroom to anyone who simply cannot afford it.
We believe in a circular economy and making it happen.