Be Creative, Be Sustainable, Mindfully Make



The ReCreators want to create a space that delivers practical, creative and innovative pathways that unlock values from localised waste streams through the sharing of equipment, space and ideas. Creating a West Auckland epicentre for a movement that will connect our creative community, rangatahi, tamariki and green entrepreneurs to ideas, resources, equipment and education to support a sustainable, low-carbon way of living.




What is a makerspace?

Makerspaces are collaborative workspaces for making, learning, exploring and sharing that use high-tech to no-tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment.

Auckland needs an ecosystem of makerspaces with a focus on the reuse of existing materials. Combining high-tech equipment, skilled educators and creative design thinking in a shared space is a recipe for success. Let's co-create creative making & entrepreneurship that accelerates the transition to a greener and just planet.



Zero Waste 

A zero waste makerspace is a creative workshop or collaborative workspace where individuals can come together to design, create, and innovate while minimizing waste generation.

It's a space that encourages sustainable practices by promoting the reuse, recycling, and upcycling of materials, as well as the use of environmentally friendly resources and methods in the making process.

The goal is to nurture a culture of sustainability and resourcefulness among makers, ultimately reducing the environmental impact of their projects and promoting a circular economy mindset.


Design Thinking

Design thinking through upcycling involves applying the principles of design thinking to the process of upcycling materials. It begins with empathising with the materials at hand, understanding their properties, limitations, and potential uses.

Then, designers ideate creative solutions for repurposing these materials in innovative ways. Prototyping and testing are integral steps to refine and iterate on ideas, ensuring they are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Ultimately, design thinking through upcycling aims to transform discarded or underutilised materials into valuable, sustainable products or solutions that benefit both people and the planet.