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REFOUNDRY HAS MOVED TO
THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD!
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VISIT US EVERY WEEKEND AT the BROOKLYN FLEA
Saturdays in Fort Greene @ 176 Lafayette ave. - MAP
Sundays in DUMBO @ manhattan bridge archway plaza - MAP


OUR APPROACH

TWO PROBLEMS: ONE SOLUTION

Wasted Human Resources

While violent crime has gone down 30% over the last four decades, the prison population has risen over 700%. Today, more than 2.4 million people are in state and federal prisons. Of these, 700,000 are released each year, and face often insurmountable barriers to employment and healthful reintegration into society.

Wasted Environmental Resources

The U.S. has made great strides in recycling over the last decade, but our landfills remain choked by commercial and residential furniture, and by construction waste — all of which take a long time to break down. Many of these discarded resources still have valuable use. 

A Solution: Refoundry

Refoundry recognizes the value in people and in materials too often discarded by society, and has designed a unique program that recognizes and promotes the worth of these precious resources. Refoundry products reflect their component parts and the people who are reworking them, each infusing the other with new use and value.


OUR PRODUCTS

Refoundry products are not beautiful in the traditional sense — they may have scratches, dents, rust — and like all of us to some degree are imperfect.  But what some eyes perceive as blemishes, we see as each piece's authenticity: Unique features that evoke a distinct history. At Refoundry we value the story in every piece of furniture, and in each of us.


OUR COMMUNITY

FEATURED NON-PROFIT PARTNER

THE FORTUNE SOCIETY

Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society provides education, employment, and extensive social service support to men and women coming home from prison in NY State. Recognizing the potential of Refoundry's innovative approach, Fortune provided us with our initial workspace on site at their Long Island City, Queens location.

 

 

Featured COMMUNITY Partner

SHAKE SHACK

Refoundry is grateful to the Flatbush Avenue Shake Shack for selecting our organization as its Community Partner.  We look forward to working together with the Shake Shack team to further our mission.

 

featured participant

RALPHY DOMINGUEZ

Refoundry has selected participant Ralphy Dominguez to launch it's premiere incubation project. Ralphy developed business, branding and product development skills during a year-long program with Refoundry partner Defy Ventures. His business, Pen & Pistol, makes high-quality, handcrafted leather accessories. Read more about Ralphy & Pen & Pistol here, and follow their development on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

 

Featured Business
Partner

BROOKLYN FLEA

A young but vibrant company, Brooklyn Flea runs several highly-attended flea and food markets throughout Brooklyn. Supporting dozens of local artisans and small businesses, Brooklyn Flea has graciously offered to host Refoundry.


 

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