Yodomo is committed to sustainability and is currently working on an extended Sustainability Procurement Policy with support from the 'build back better' circular economy support scheme from ReLondon.
In 2021 we completed the Cambridge Social Ventures programme (run by the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation, University of Cambridge Judge Business School) and became a social venture.
We work to meet targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 3: Good Health and Wellbeing and 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
In 2021 we were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the Tech4Good Awards.
To find out more about our plans to fulfil our social mission you can read more here.
Our mission, which is legally embedded into our Articles is:
"to increase wellbeing and understanding of use and re-use of materials by facilitating wider participation in making and crafts."
Currently, our policy is to ask all our makers to ensure, where possible, that their products are created with sustainably sourced materials and production processes. We also ask that packaging is professional but not excessive in terms of non-recyclable materials.
Increasingly our makers are working with reused materials and this is being actively encouraged, and we are really interested to hear from makers working in sustainable crafts.
In 2022 we are running the Hackney Creative Reuse Project, a circular economy initiative to reduce landfill by getting commercial pre-consumer waste into the hands of the creative community.
Sustainability and the makers we work with:
In the Making a Living book, a publication from the Yodomo team, we have advice for makers on running a sustainable maker business from:
- Katie Treggiden, author of Wasted with advice on reuse of materials
- Sustainable Fashion Collective, with advice on supply chain
- Craft Scotland, with a guide to becoming more sustainably conscious in your practice
Advice and peer-to-peer advice is also available to makers in The Making a Living Programme™.
Yodomo also asks makers to complete a new product form before new products go on Yodomo so we can check it meets our sustainability credentials.
If you are a customer and you are concerned about any of the materials being used in a kit or have another sustainability question then do please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.