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The Circular Hub at Hackney Wick


The HWFI Circular Hub - Coming Soon!

The Hackney Wick Fish Island (HWFI) Circular Hub & Sustainable Young Makers programme is a new home for circular approaches to design and making in the heart of The Trampery’s new Fish Island Village.

The Hub will support young fashion and making entrepreneurs, other makers and enterprises and the wider community looking to work in more circular ways. It will be a place to explore the reuse of materials, demonstrating the impact of circular approaches in reducing textile waste. The Circular Hub and Sustainable Young Makers programme will be run by a new partnership between Hackney Wick and Fish Island Community Development Trust, Yodomo Ltd and Hackney CVS, supported with space generously offered by The Trampery and Peabody.

The HWFI Circular Hub & Sustainable Young Makers programme will:

  • Establish a circular textiles hub focused on creative reuse of materials in making;
  • That supports young fashion and making entrepreneurs to develop their businesses using circular approaches; and
  • Engages a wider community in materials reuse and circular making; to
  • Demonstrate the potential for circular economy approaches to making and fashion, encouraging reuse and addressing issues around textile waste

This hub will inter-connect with our work at the Yodomo Circular Hub at Hackney City Farm through the Hackney Creative Reuse Project. 

What is the Hackney Creative Reuse Project?

The Hackney Creative Reuse Project connects local businesses with the well-established local maker community that is foundational to the history and development of Hackney. With funding from the London Borough of Hackney, the Hackney Creative Reuse Project officially launched to the public in July 2022 with the opening of the first Yodomo Circular Hub. 

The new Hackney Wick site will support our ongoing work at the Yodomo Circular Hub at Hackney City Farm. To find out about our vision, our partners, and how it all began, read our blog announcing the project.

How do I access reuse materials?

Our materials collection point remains currently at the Yodomo Circular Hub at Hackney City Farm. Plan your visit here. Please sign up as a member first, then come to the collection point to select your materials. Unfortunately, we cannot arrange the delivery of materials. You can arrange for a courier or someone else to collect materials on your behalf.

Interested in volunteering?

We need to support with the sorting and redistribution of textiles and we're currently developing a volunteers scheme. If you're passionate about textile waste, circular economy and sustainability and want to volunteer then do please complete this short form and we will be in touch soon. 

What is the circular economy?

A circular economy is "a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible". To find out more, read our article about reuse materials and the circular economy.