“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.
The “Emmaüs Made” Workshop trains five socially and professionally vulnerable people per year. These people join the program to develop technical skills in keeping with their professional project, acquire news skills that can be used in other areas, or transition to a new job sector.
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.