A Prized Experience at PGT-Reclaimed!
It’s not often you get to see where your new bedroom suite was made and meet some of the 700 hands behind the stunningly crafted furniture!
In June, James Vine who won our ‘Win a trip to Vietnam’ competition got to do just that, taking his wife Ana and daughter, Jasmine, on an adventure to discover the PGT-Reclaimed factory, while also absorbing the local Vietnamese culture.
The young family from Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, enjoyed a luxurious stay at Hotel Majestic, at the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, in South Vietnam. They explored the Vietnamese icons of the Mekong Delta and historic Cu Chi Tunnels, with the highlight of the trip a rare glimpse inside the PGT-Reclaimed finishing factory about 45 minutes from the city.
James said he felt very privileged to win the competition and prize.
“It was an incredible trip and so interesting to visit PGT-Reclaimed, and meet the owners Ian and Yung Burden. I had a lovely chat with Ian about his pathway from being a toy manufacturer to designing and manufacturing furniture – we also shared some common ground about our interest in caring for the environment as I’m a marine engineer,” he said.
James was amazed by the quality of production at the factory.
“It was amazing to see how clean it was! I was expecting a sort of ‘saw mill’ type set-up, but it was so clean and organised,” he said.
“It was great to meet some of PGT-Reclaimed’s employees and a highlight was the company choir singing the Reclaimed Song to us – it was very touching.
“It was a great trip and I’d like to thank Ian and Yung for accommodating us so well, particularly as we brought our young daughter, Jasmine – we really appreciated it.”
Mr Vine won the prize run by PGT Reclaimed Australia, a distributor for the international brand which makes furniture from 100 per cent reclaimed wood. He entered the competition when he purchased a bedroom suite from Forty Winks.
Stay up-to-date with PGT-Reclaimed news and future competitions via the company’s Facebook page or website www.pgt-reclaimed.com.au.