Rekindle is a social enterprise based in New Zealand that works to divert reusable resources from waste through creativity and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Juliet Arnott, the enterprise works in Christchurch and Auckland to reclaim and rework a range of materials and provide meaningful work opportunities through community partnerships. This case study focuses on Rekindle’s activities in Christchurch, salvaging wood from homes being demolished following the 2011 earthquake and working with designers and makers to convert this material into furniture, interiors, sculpture and jewellery.
The case study is based on an interview with Juliet Arnott. All images are courtesy of Rekindle. It was written by Amy Twigger Holroyd, June 2015.