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Yodomo Circular Hub FAQ's

What are Yodomo Circular Hubs?


Yodomo Circular Hubs are where makers can collect preconsumer surplus materials for their various creative projects and microbusinesses. They're also a space to meet, share, and collaborate with like-minded individuals. From time to time, we also host creative workshops where visitors can learn new skills.


What do I need to do to participate?


To participate, all you need to do is become a Creative Reuse 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


How much does it cost?


Thanks to the generous support from local authorities and manufacturers, all materials and items are either free or very low cost.


How do I get the materials?


Just drop by whenever our Hubs are open! Be sure to follow our Instagram for the latest news and opening hours, and message before coming in if you want to make sure we're open.


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.


How much material can I take at a time?


As much as you like! Or rather, as much as you’re able to while ensuring the material ends up getting used. The stipulation is that you use up the materials you’ve already taken and give us evidence of a completed project (such as a photo) before picking up more. This way, we can ensure that our goal of preventing materials from going to waste is met.


What types of materials will be available?


The types of materials we currently have include pre-consumer surplus textiles, and we’re working to acquire more exciting materials that can be repurposed for creative projects.


What is expected of me when I take materials?


You’ll be expected to get stuck into an exciting creative project, which we hope you’ll thoroughly enjoy! Once you’ve completed making whatever it is you set out to make, we will be asking for feedback, including a photo of your completed masterpiece and answering a short survey. Once you’ve provided feedback, you’ll be able to take more materials for a new project. And the cycle continues!


What workshops will you be running and when?


We’ll be holding creative workshops on all sorts of textile crafts, such as sewing, macrame and more. Sign up as a member to be the first to know about our live workshops.


Are these materials safe?


All materials will be domestic grade. If members are planning to sell their finished products on, they’ll need to ensure that they fulfil safety requirements for commercial resell.


How will data about my project be used?


Our ultimate aim with Yodomo Circular Hubs is to test out how effectively Yodomo can connect pre-consumer waste from UK businesses to the creative maker community who can reuse those materials in order to divert waste materials from incineration and landfill. The data we gather from this project will help us better understand our impact and the next steps. Your involvement and feedback will be invaluable in helping us to pursue our goals of widespread sustainability through the circular economy.


How will you use the content that I send in about my project?


We’ll be collating the content and data you send us in order to determine the success of our project and to plan out the next steps in our pursuit of sustainability through the circular economy. With your permission, we may also use your photos on social media and for promotional purposes, so that more people can be inspired to make with reused materials.


Have an unanswered question? Contact us here.