“Les ReCréateurs” Workshop
Duration of the partnership
The Re-créateurs project was developed based on two observations:
The Workshop trains people in job training programs to design unique objects by upcycling wood furniture, to be sold in Emmaüs shops at affordable prices.
This work promotes imagination and self-esteem by creating wood furniture with a high human value. It also enables the employees to develop woodworking skills and enrol in training programs leading to certification.
After three years of partnership with the Foundation Maisons du Monde, the workshop « Les ReCréateurs » now represents an inovating projets thanks to its social and environemental approch. It allowed unique creations !
Back on the results of the main actions:
390 created furniture and 148 diverted furniture
9 employees joined the workshop “Les ReCréateurs”
A dozen of ephemeral sales and events
The renewed partnership in 2020 promises to deepen the circular economy approach while ensuring the sustainability of the project by consolidating the economic model.
The objectives of the partnership’s renewal :
The workshop “Les ReCréateurs” allows the training of employees in integration, meaning unemployed people with social and professional difficulties.
This work promotes the imagination and the development of self-esteem through the creation of wooden furniture with strong human value. Above all, it allows employees to develop craft skills in carpentry, and to access qualifying training.
The Emmaüs Made Workshop is an innovative way to provide job training by developing trainee’s skills in upholstering, painting and especially woodworking. The result is unique, aesthetic and useful objects, developed by upcycling wood as part of a sustainable circular economy process.
“When I arrived at Emmaüs Défi, I knew that I wanted to train in the furniture workshop. Recently I joined the Recréateurs wood workshop and I am learning a lot.”Fatou beneficiary of the project
“I’ve done a little of everything in my life. Painting, masonry and even mechanics. At the Wood workshop, I am learning more and more and I create new things every day.”Stan beneficiary of the project