ReCreate is a national social enterprise that takes end of line and surplus stock from businesses and reuses them as arts materials. Our warehouse is full to the brim with all types of fantastic arts materials such as paper, wool, plastics, fabric, tubing, foam and many other unusual and unexpected surprises.
We work with local businesses to collect unwanted and surplus items, for use in early childhood education, schools, colleges arts & community centres, and by individuals for art, craft, theatre and creative projects of all kinds.This helps local business produce less waste and helps our schools and communities to stretch their budgets and their imagination.
Our Warehouse of Wonders is located on Ballymount Drive, just off the Long Mile Road and the M50. It is accessible by car or bus. Our small but dedicated team of ReCreatives will be happy to show you around, advise you on products and projects and help you get the most from your membership.
We source end of line, remaindered, surplus and unwanted materials and items with potential from local business. We supply these as Arts and Crafts materials and Educational Play resources for Creative Groups groups working with children, young people, the active retired and others. We also cater for Artists and Craftspeople, Art teachers and Creative facilitators, Community artists, students, hobbyists and anyone interested in creative expression or with a love for make and do.
We have a huge range of versatile, fun and safe materials including (but not only) cardboard & paper – all types & sizes, fabric & textiles, boxes, pots, bottles, foam & rubber, tubing and piping, bits, bobs, buttons and all manner of weird and wonderful colours, textures and shapes to inspire you
Materials are imaginatively displayed in manageable quantities in the ReCreate store and we positively encourage foraging and browsing through the stores. We even have shopping trolleys available! We are passionate about bringing more play and creativity into people’s lives and we believe everyone should have access to high quality, affordable creative resources.
Because all our stock is donated or diverted from the waste process to be recreated by our members, we are making a positive impact both on our environment and on our creative community’s resource bank.
We’re aiming to re-distribute around 100 tonnes a year of materials for creative re-use.
ReCreate is a not for profit membership organisation which anyone can join. Membership gives you unlimited access to our ReCreate SuperStore (and in the near future big discounts on Art & Craft supplies in our Retail Shop). We have a creative work room in house should you be overwhelmed by a desire to create on the spot or you can hire it out for Arts workshops, Community or individual projects, children’s parties or corporate outings with a creative twist.
Our Warehouse of Wonder is chock full of inspiration right now so come visit us and see what you could recreate. We source and collect our stock (or treasure as we like to call it) from all over Dublin city and County for free so if you are a business owner with a surplus of unused, unwanted and unloved items with potential get in touch with us. Let us help you reduce your waste bills, while helping the environment and our Arts Community. We can arrange collections on an ad hoc or on-going basis.
We have individual members, early childhood groups, schools, colleges, Community and Art Groups, Art students, Artists & Crafters, Active Retired groups, clubs and societies and many more.
Get in touch for membership fees and options and we’ll be happy to help you get recreating. We offer best value and a range of materials you won’t find anywhere else in Ireland.