A collection of homeware objects made from recycled tea waste. Each form is inspired by origami and made by hand.
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.
Our tea variations
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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