What is the Hackney Creative Reuse Project?
The Hackney Creative Reuse Project is a Yodomo project that launched with initial support from London Borough of Hackney.
The project connects local businesses with the well-established local maker community that is foundational to the history and development of Hackney.
To find out about our vision, our partners, and how it all began, read our blog announcing the project.
Do I need to be based in Hackney to take part?
We want to engage as many Hackney residents as possible with the concept of reusing materials, but you don’t have to be based in Hackney to participate. That said, because this is a Hackney-specific project, you’ll have to come to Hackney, where our collection points are located, in order to pick up materials.
What do I need to do to participate?
To participate, all you need to do is become a member. Anyone over 18 based in the UK can become a member, and it’s completely free to do. We just ask that you follow a few rules around materials collection and that you answer a few questions in order for us to track the impact of our project. You can read our full T&Cs here
You can also get involved as a Hackney-based maker or business. To find out more, get in touch at email@example.com
How much does it cost?
Anyone over 18 based in the UK can become a member, and it’s completely free to do. Members can visit the Yodomo Circular Hub located at Hackney City Farm and collect free and low-cost pre-consumer surplus materials. While we specialise in textile waste, we occasionally receive other types of materials. It’s always a lucky dip when you visit!
How do I get the materials?
We have a materials collection point 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.
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