Rekindle is a social enterprise that makes furniture and other useful objects by diverting wood from landfill to reuse. In doing so, it creates work opportunities and actively enables youth to gain real and transferable work skills.
Dining chairs and tables for the first Rekindle collection are currently being prototyped and you can see some examples of those above. There’s still a bit of refining to do – adding a few curves, smoothing off a few corners – but I think you’ll agree they look pretty amazing!
So what can you do to support this awesome initiative? You stop the wood going to landfill via the skip/digger/truck, and Rekindle will make it useful, beautiful and extend the life of the wood as long as possible.
Gather up any dry planks of hardwood (i.e. cladding, flooring, tongue and groove) and take them along to the Rekindle Wood Collection site at 272 Worcester Street in Christchurch on Saturday 11 August between 11am and 3.30pm.
The Rekindle Wood Collection Day will enable the collection of wood to complete furniture orders for Christchurch, including making table-tops for C1 Espresso’s re-opening (yaaay, C1 is re-opening!).
Wood will continue to be collected after this date, and deliveries can be made by arrangement with the Rekindle team at firstname.lastname@example.org.