WHO WE ARE
PUP is a nonprofit organization that exists to progress the built environment to ensure all citizens can enjoy and benefit from thoughtful and responsible design. We believe that ‘used’ does not equal unusable.
PUP primarily designs and sells hand-crafted fashion accessories by repurposing discarded materials. We pay local makers and artisans good wages to create these products.
We curate designers and big-thinkers to solve the complex urban design challenges for citizens that are typically overlooked. Our work has been featured in Dwell, CityLab, Curbed, Fast Company, Midwest Living, The New York Post, The Washington Post, USA Today and The New York Times.
BY THE NUMBERS
A few of the materials we have remade over the past 10 years
13 acres of STADIUM ROOF material
Tons of event banners
THOUSANDS OF REDWOOD BOARDS
6,000+ TRAIN SEATS
HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE
All nonprofits rely on the generosity of their community to make their work possible, and PUP is no different. PUP simply can’t exist on the sale of our products alone. In addition to kickstarting urban design projects, your donations help us expand our ability to remake waste, and most importantly, pay good people to do great work. Join us as we remake the future.