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Making Design Circular
– the membership

Online membership community with weekly calls

Where

Online (Zoom & Circle)

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Time

1-2 hours per week

Money

£97 per month
£116.40 inc VAT if payable
approx $122 or 113 €

Giving Back

10% of your subscription will be donated towards environmental causes and bursary places.

Got questions?

Where

Online (Zoom & Circle)

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

Time

1-2 hours per week

Money

£97 per month
£116.40 inc VAT if payable
approx $122 or 113 €

Giving Back

10% of your subscription will be donated towards environmental causes and bursary places.

Got questions?

Rewild your creative practice

– so that you, your business and the planet can thrive

Running a solo creative practice can feel lonely, especially when you’re trying to do things differently – sustainably.

Well, the good news is that you’re not alone. There are hundreds of designers, makers, artists and craftspeople who feel the same way and they’re starting to come together in the Making Design Circular membership.

Does this sound like you?

It doesn’t have to be this way…
The membership is a gorgeous community of purpose-driven creatives who are shaking off the “should”s to make the world a better place.
Diana Padwick
Diana Padwick
Textiles artist
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“The best part has been finding similarities between other people’s journeys and my own. I feel like I’ve finally found my people”

Katie Treggiden in the press...

Introducing: Making Design Circular – the membership

The Making Design Circular membership is an online membership community with weekly calls and occasional in-person meet-ups, which will teach you that:

Sarah Christensen
Sarah Christensen
Product & furniture designer
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“I’d often felt a disconnect between my work as a furniture designer-maker and my personal values; so I decided to bring them closer together. Being part of Making Design Circular has given me the knowledge to get started and a community to share my ideas with. I now have a job that I love and care about and I am excited about my future as a maker again.”

Hey, I'm Katie Treggiden

I once told a business mentor that my mission was to “inspire, educate and empower designer-makers to join the circular economy.”

He told me he didn’t think I was doing that. “What?!” I said. “I’ve written books, I’ve got a podcast, I write for everybody from the Guardian to Crafts Magazine – what more can I do?” I responded, slightly affronted.

“Oh, you’re inspiring them, for sure,” he said. “But what about the educate and empower part? What about the ‘how’?”

He was right of course and that was the moment Making Design Circular was born.

I have since interviewed hundreds of designers, makers, artists and craftspeople about their sustainability journeys and beta-tested everything in the membership with 30 brave souls who saw me embark on my own “progress over perfection” journey to create this membership.

I have seen first-hand the transformation this work has had for those who have joined so far – and I want that for you too.

Read more about Katie Treggiden

What’s included

Fiona Hall
Fiona Hall
Camban Studio
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“It’s so nice to be in a group that’s at the same stage and feeling such similar struggles with the opportunity to chat them through and support each other.”

How it works

Your investment

£97 per month

£116.40 inc VAT if payable

Approx $122 or 113 €

Limited number of fully-funded bursary places available – email for details.

Register For The Waitlist for Making Design circular membership

Stefanie Cheong
Stefanie Cheong
Jewellery designer
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"Making Design Circular membership has given me the confidence and knowledge to evolve my making and business practice to become more aligned with my values. I have been able to do this at my own pace without feeling overwhelmed, but also with a good level of accountability. I enjoy being part of a community of other makers and really look forward to our regular meet-ups. Katie is generous, energetic and knowledgeable and has created something really special!"

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have weekly calls at 1 pm UK time (GMT in the winter, BST in the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays.)
Repays are available for the coaching, guest speaker and Path to Sustainability check-in calls. Connect calls and coworking calls are not recorded due to the nature of their content.
If you come to all the live calls and use the co-working sessions to dive into everything else on offer, you’ll be doing really well, so 2 hours a week is plenty. If you have less time than that, that’s fine too – you can dip in and out as you need to. Progress is better than perfection, remember!
All videos are captioned and audio-only versions are provided. There is also a private podcast to make listening on the move or while making easier. If there’s anything else I can do to make the course more accessible, please just ask and I will always do my best.
I have a limited number of fully-funded bursaries available. These are for people who would not be able to meet the running costs of their business if they invested in the membership and priority will be given to those who have been historically excluded from environmentalism work or those who face barriers to accessing natural spaces, such as people of colour, disabled people, people in bigger bodies, those with neurodivergences and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I will not ask you to justify why you need a bursary – I trust you to make that decision. Drop me an email and I’ll let you know if we currently have any spots available.
The weekly live calls are delivered via Zoom. Everything else is hosted on a platform called Circle. It’s easy to set up (and we can offer tech support if needs be) and combines the membership resources and community in one space, so you won’t need to hop between something like Thinkific or Kajabi and a Facebook Group – in fact, by popular demand, you won’t have to engage with Facebook at all!
Because nurturing yourself as well as the planet is one of the pillars of the Making Design Circular framework, we take two ‘rest months’ in the membership. That means there are no live calls in the month of July or from mid-December to mid-January. Your monthly membership is the cost of a year’s membership split between 12 monthly payments, so your usual fee still applies in these months and you can decide whether to take a break entirely, or to use the time to catch up or dive deeper into the self-paced content. You have full access to Circle and the private podcast as normal.
You can cancel your membership at any time – just give us at least three days’ notice before your next payment is due, so we can catch it in time. Please see the full T&Cs for more details.
If you are in the UK, we have to charge you VAT. If you are not in the UK and outside the EU, we will not charge you VAT. If you are in the EU, we have to charge VAT unless you provide a VAT number, in which case we don’t. Simple, huh?! But don’t worry – our payment system will work all of this out for as you add your details. (If you’re having any trouble entering your VAT number, make sure the two-letter prefix (eg DK for Denmark) matches the country you’ve entered in your address.) Give us a shout if you’re having any trouble and we’ll get you sorted.

Email me and I’ll be happy to answer it!

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