At PUP, we are citizen design champions, dedicated to advancing good design and civic sustainability by developing products and projects in connectivity, responsible reuse, and making. We believe that everyone, regardless of race, gender, color, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual preference, or other characteristics deserves a seat at the design table. We are singularly focused on creating an environment of equitable design by using our platform to meet the needs of our community and invite designers to the conversation who may not already have access. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of our new Ignitor product line will go to fund a recurring PUP fellowship. This fellow will be tasked with designing and implementing a project that impacts the Indianapolis community.
PUP x AMTRAK: BUCKLE UP. THIS IS AWESOME.
We're transforming 6,080 leather Amtrak seats into a new line of PUP products. See how we're doing it here.
People for Urban Progress (PUP) is an Indianapolis-based 501c3 non-profit that advances good design and civic sustainability by developing products and projects in connectivity, responsible reuse, and making.
PEOPLE FOR URBAN PROGRESS is a 501c3 non-profit that advances good design and civic sustainability by developing products and projects in connectivity, responsible reuse, and making.
PUP is creating a smarter, more sustainable, and more resilient city by combining good design with existing resources. We are stewards of our city's resources and curators of its public spaces.
COMMUNITY + COLLABORATION
PUP is a non-profit social enterprise that aims to utilize smart and lean business tactics to bring the change we want to see in our city. We don't have a one-for-one model, as all of our work - from salvage through design and fabrication - is philanthropic at heart. Each PUP product is built by hand, with several people working together to clean, cut, stitch, and tag each item.
WE ARE ALL PEOPLE FOR URBAN PROGRESS
Made from the city by the city. PUP's products are designed and hand-built in Indianapolis using salvaged materials and local talent. For us, 'used' does not mean unusable. We're remaking waste, one product at a time.