10.8

tonnes of materials saved from
the skips

Thanks to our Digital Material Hub, our consultancy services and our network of incredible creatives and companies, we have managed to save materials from the bins and give them a new creative purpose.

The number is updated regularly since October 2022.

9k

creatives in our network

Our network is made by talented students, creatives and makers that we match with reclaimed materials they need for their projects. We guide creatives in their choice, supporting them in finding sustainably sourced alternative materials, so that they can design new rather than buy new.

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Circular Material Hubs

You'll find us in Hackney Wick E9 and Shepherd's Bush W12!
We bring high quality and creative materials around London with our physical Circular Material Hubs and Pop-up Hubs

With our Circular Material Hubs we help companies reduce their waste, while giving access to affordable resources to creative practitioners and students.

Here's where you can find us.

+60

companies in our network

Our Renée network is growing every day: from companies that provide us with their retail and industrial waste, to reuse and recycling initiatives that actively collaborate with us, to institutions that we support with our collective knowledge around creative reuse.

What do we offer?

We create systems that make companies' waste creatives' treasure.
Renée is the bridge between companies, their reusable materials, and creatives who need supply. Through our marketplaces and consultancy we:

How do we do it?

We tackle waste by working closely with creative spaces, institutions, their legacy waste streams and human systems, whilst building resilient frameworks and networks that foster in-house circularity.

Renée's Digital Material Hub

All creatives, makers and designers in London are able to access our Digital Material Hub. High quality reclaimed materials from the industry, ready to be purchased and reused for creative projects.

Circular Material Hubs/ Pop-ups

Our Circular Material Hubs/ Pop-ups are spaces for creative reuse. Creatives are able to get and bring back reclaimed materials, whilst designing with unconventional materials and shifting their perception around waste.

Whether you're a creative institution, a company, a creative or a craftsmarket, our hubs are the ideal solution for your practice and projects. 

Why do we do it?

We live on a planet with finite resources, and too many studies have already proven that we can not continue to exploit and extract the few resources that are left. We need to radically change the way we source and dispose of materials. Therefore, we need to rethink the way we produce and design. 

Behind Renée Materials

Behind Renée there are Frieda and Vassi: two waste-warriors and planet lovers that believe in making a difference through and with creativity.

Joined by David, Laura, Lara, Theresa, Angus, and Reign we truly believe we can turn waste into valuable resources and make a difference today rather than tomorrow.

We're a group of creatives with a strong feeling of belonging to our earth as positive actors. We believe that design can help in our fight for the well-being of our planet

This is one of the reasons why Renée is so important to us: we want all makers, all artists, all creatives to be able to make a change in their own way, with their unique projects, but with resources that don’t weigh on our planet.

Our mission

Our mission is a world without wasted resources.

We live on a planet with finite resources, and too many studies have already proven that we can not continue to exploit and extract the few resources that are left. We need to radically change the way we source and dispose of materials. 
We believe that implementing and fostering circular creative practices, while radically changing the way we design will help us getting closer and closer to building a world without any wasted resources. 

 

Do you want to offer materials?

Does your company want to join us in our fight against wasted resources? Sign up to offer your surplus, offcuts, damaged goods or leftover materials on our marketplace.
 

Do you need materials ?

 
Are you a creative or maker and want to get sustainably sourced, high-quality materials at a low price?
Sign up for our newsletter, join our creative network of creative practitioners and get ready to reuse!

Contact us!  

 

For enquiries, collaborations or information, get in touch with our team!

 

 

 

Email
 
hello@reneematerials.co.uk 

Phone
+44 7769 052784

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