Be Creative - Be Sustainable - Mindfully Make
Providing people with the skills & materials to upcycle indoor and outdoor decor to their unique taste.
The Re-Creators can design a sustainable, upcycling workshop specifically for your theme and occasion! School holidays, birthdays, community activations - you name it, we will design and deliver.
Chardy & Bea love to create collages with paper and fabric, inspired by the beauty of Waiheke Island ,where they live. Together, they make Re-Bound Journals, made from discarded paper.
Bea Lorimer felt there was a need to do something different with textile waste and HeKe Design was born in 2009. Bea creates unique colourful fashion, utilising resources we already have.
Buffie is a famous West Auckland upcycler. She reconstructed the Korero Social Enterprise Cafe in Ranui Community Centre. Her passion is to keep native wood out of landfill.
"I’ve been admiring my new journal and reflecting on what a lovely evening it was (even though I felt the need to have a glass of wine after I got home...). What a wonderful way to get a bit of creativity in life. I realised that I need to do more creativity with my hands and not just with my mind!
Thanks very much for the great memories and the great experience."
"My kids are doing zentangling art class through the Recreators and they are loving it. They look forward to making something new each week and are developing skills fast."
"Awesome sessions! My boys thoroughly enjoyed the sewing of a Matariki star and also at another course the painting, drilling and assembling a planter box.
I was impressed the boys managed to focus to complete the items and they are so proud of the end result. Friendly and engaging facilitators really made the morning a school holiday win!"
"Amazing work by the Fantasic Ger Tew! Ka pai Ger! Amazing initiative; bringing communities together and helping people gain employment and have an amazing sense of pride in their sustainable work!"
"Just came home from upcycling painting workshop and found it extremely enjoyable. Ger, the facilitator was awesome and allowed the participant s to experiment with the different paints and techniques."
"Loved the zentangling workshop. So amazing and relaxing!"
"I enjoyed the course (Upcycle Painting Techniques) and really found it most informative. It is not too late even at 79 to learn something."
- Grahams Edmonds
"We loved the workshop- our bug hotels are currently in our garden hopefully already receiving hosts. I specially liked that the supervisors were really hands-on, helping kids and parents such as me who are not as confident around tools."
The ReCreators believe that collective business power will help both artistan and consumer alike. By coming together under one brand, our multi-culturally diverse artistans can share their skills, showcase their products, all of which have been lovingly restored, revived or crafted from sustainable materials. Consumers can choose to either learn new skills through workshops, purchase custom made products or purchase from our pre-made selection. All of our workshops and products are priced using the Living Wage as a minimum.
ReBound Journals are a great gift to give to someone this Christmas! Chardy and Bea make ReBound Journals from discarded school books and magazines. You can place bespoke orders and have them create personalised front and back covers, as well as adding pockets or calendars inside.
If you have any questions about our workshops, products, shipping or would like something custom made - contact us today!