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Changing how we recycle. Bringing the organic into design. This collection transforms tea into beautiful homeware.
Changing how we recycle. Bringing the organic into design. This collection transforms tea into beautiful homeware.
84 backers pledged £3,577 to help bring this project to life.

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Peppermint Large Planter
Peppermint Large Planter

The campaign

A collection of homeware objects made from recycled tea waste. Each form is inspired by origami and made by hand.

Dust London Collection
Dust London Collection
Peppermint Coaster
Peppermint Coaster

How the objects are made  

We make temporary moulds using traditional origami techniques. The separated tea waste is carefully mixed within a non-toxic binder. Once we achieve the desired consistency, the material is ready to pour into the mould. This is left to set in the studio before another unique object is revealed.  

Tea selection
Tea selection
Peppermint Centre Piece Vase
Peppermint Centre Piece Vase
Peppermint Coaster
Peppermint Coaster
Black Tea Centre Piece Vase
Black Tea Centre Piece Vase

Our tea variations

Our mission

Our mission is to partner with local cafes to source the tea waste for our objects. We want to raise awareness that 20 million teabags are thrown away every day in London and almost all are made with a single a use plastic, which cannot be recycled. With each pledge we are recycling more of this waste and with your support our collection can continue to grow.   

Beautiful Range Of Rich Colours And Surface Patterns
Beautiful Range Of Rich Colours And Surface Patterns

How will your pledge help?

We are currently using temporary moulds that limit our ability to scale up production. By using your support to invest in permanent moulds, we can produce more of our existing designs and expand our collection. This allows us to bring more objects into the home and change the way we use materials.

Peppermint Large Planter
Peppermint Large Planter

Dust London

2 years ago we founded Dust London, a collaborative design company creating homeware from natural materials. Our collection is inspired by origami forms. This approach to design draws on our experience in artist and architecture studios.

Rooibos Centre Piece Vase
Rooibos Centre Piece Vase

The Designers 

Michael McManus

Michael studied fine art at University of the Arts London. He spent 6 years working in artist studios and exhibiting across London. He has a passion for applying handmade processes and modern techniques.

Matt Grant

Matt studied architecture at The University of Manchester. He has collaborated with architects across the world to deliver their projects. He is interested in the use of innovative materials and their application in design.  

Rooibos Centre Piece Vase
Rooibos Centre Piece Vase

Thank You 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about our campaign. We invite you to join us on the Dust London journey. 

Risks and challenges

Dust London celebrates the unique qualities of the handmade process. Each object is individually mixed and although our method is precise, the surface may vary. In order for each object to cure, we may need more time to deliver on the pledges if demand is high.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.26

    A LITTLE SUPPORT

    Thanks for your support. Every pledge helps us reach our goal. We will put you on our list for Dust London updates.

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    1X PEPPERMINT COASTER

    You will be rewarded with our classic coaster design to rest your cuppa on (100mm x 100mm)

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    1X ROOIBOS COASTER

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    1X ENGLISH BREAKFAST COASTER

    You will be rewarded with our classic coaster design to rest your cuppa on (100mm x 100mm)

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    1X CHAMOMILE COASTER

    You will be rewarded with our classic coaster design to rest your cuppa on (100mm x 100mm)

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    1X BLACK TEA COASTER

    You will be rewarded with our classic coaster design to rest your cuppa on (100mm x 100mm)

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    4X PEPPERMINT COASTERS

    You will be rewarded with 4 of our classic coaster designs to rest your cuppa on (100mm x 100mm)

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    4X CHAMOMILE COASTERS

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    4X BLACK TEA COASTERS

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    5X MIX & MATCH COASTERS

    You will be rewarded with 5 of our classic coaster designs (one of each tea variation) to rest your cuppa on (100mm x 100mm x 15mm)

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    1X PEPPERMINT CENTRE PIECE VASE

    You will be rewarded with an elegant origami-inspired vase (370mm x 70mm x 70mm)

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    1X ROOIBOS CENTRE PIECE VASE

    You will be rewarded with an elegant origami-inspired vase (370mm x 70mm x 70mm)

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    1X CHAMOMILE CENTRE PIECE VASE

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    1X BLACK TEA CENTRE PIECE VASE

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    1X PEPPERMINT LARGE PLANTER

    Treat yourself to our origami-inspired large planter.

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    5 mix and match centre piece vases

    Treat yourself to a centre piece vases in each tea variation.

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    Bespoke Object

    Our process and designs often spark the imagination leading to requests for bespoke pieces. On choosing this reward, we would invite you into our London Studio to discuss your brief and work through some design ideas. We would then build the one-off mould and deliver your object later in the year.

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Funding period

- (30 days)