Brilliant to visit the team at The Remakery in Brixton last week, the original remakery and one of the founding members of the Remade Network. Their huge – 4000 square metre – space has made the most of a block of disused garages and in itself has ‘remade’ the local environment.
It was great to see how the Remakery is breathing life and creativity into diverting valuable waste materials away from landfill – from flytipped furniture to scrap metal – and at the same time bringing the community together, promoting wellbeing and providing employment opportunities. Such a hive of creativity – from animals made from metal, to woodwork workshops, to guitars made out of old wardrobes, and chairs upholstered with prints from the Afro-Caribbean community.
Remade Network has been working with the Remakery for the past year and is delighted to see their membership growing and that their traded income is now over 50%. Excited about what future developments 2020 will bring!
Link to The Remakery website