Circular Economy & Reusing Materials

What is circular economy - 1/2 Day

Session type:

Interactive talk


99 People


Sophie Rochester

Price (excl.VAT):




What is the circular economy and how can reusing materials support it?   A combined talk and practical creative making session to get employees thinking about circular economy, and how understanding materials and learning how to make things from them can support more sustainable living.
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What is the Circular Economy and where does creativity and making fit into it?   In this workshop, attendees will explore the concept of circular economy and how it has evolved. We will learn about our relationship with materials and things and consider how can we reevaluate the value we put on reused objects.   Then participants will be invited to take part in a practical workshop to creatively reuse materials. This workshop helps participants to better understand materials and surplus waste, and learn skills to creatively reuse.   Impact - for individuals and organisations - participants will better understand circular economy approaches and will learn a practical making skill around repair (e.g. Kintsugi) or reuse of materials (e.g. denim repair). Participants will also benefit from the proven well-being benefits of mindful making.   Management - Management will be able to consider how new internal processes might be improved to reduce waste destined for landfill or incineration and instead consider how surplus material might be reused.   This programme has certain requirements before we can go ahead and book. Please get in touch:

Sophie Rochester

Sophie Rochester


Sophie Rochester is the CEO and founder of Yodomo. She is an advocate of the power and benefits of making, championing Yodomo’s mission to grow participation in crafts to support wellbeing and sustainability.   She founded Yodomo in 2017 and with support from Cambridge Social Ventures, she helped Yodomo transition to a social venture in 2021. Yodomo has been awarded Highly Commended, Arts & Culture at the Tech for Good Awards 2021, and was nominated for Seedrs ‘Seedling of the Year’ 2019.   Harper’s BAZAAR has dubbed Yodomo ‘best for aspiring artisans’ and now works with hundreds of makers and craftspeople.

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