OVAM Ecodesign PRO
RE-DO was established a year ago by Antwerp-based graphic designers Linde and Tille, and produces unique, hand-made items out of waste printer paper.
The printing process in print shops produces a mountain of waste paper, both printed and blank. Passionate about artisanal papercraft, typography and attractive, tactile design, RE-DO researches methods for turning this waste paper into unique, hand-made design products such as to-do lists, weekly planners, diaries and other paper accessories.
RE-DO expresses its perspective on recycling waste material and its love of paper, experimenting, design and all things artisanal in as many different ways as possible.
What’s more, RE-DO also offers young people in special-needs secondary education the opportunity to gain work experience. For example, the company has built a successful partnership with the non-profit Royal Antwerp Orthopedagogical Centre (KOCA) giving pupils the task of sorting and categorising waste paper.
The company also runs workshops in which participants recycle their own waste paper, learning basic bookbinding and techniques they can try out at home using old paper.
RE-DO works exclusively with local companies, looking to find new ways of using waste paper. It does this by selling designer products as well as by leading workshops to pass on tips on how to be environmentally friendly.