The Rogerie was founded in 2019 by husband and wife duo as a local crafters market booth, just one month after their wedding. Having recently moved into their first home together, they were taken aback by the amount of plastic packaging left over from their wedding gifts. Recognizing the unlikelihood of proper recycling, even if placed in the blue bin, they were eager to find a more impactful way to utilize their time and energy.
The team decided to take a planter design that they had 3D-printed as favors for their wedding and began producing them from recycled plastic to sell at the crafters market. The positive response they received made them realize how deeply people cared about the issue of plastic waste. Over the next three years, they dedicated themselves to growing their company, expanding their product range to include other household items, and continually refining their methods for combating plastic pollution by creating everyday products from recycled materials.
Their products are not only aesthetically pleasing; they are purposefully designed to have a tangible impact on plastic pollution. The Rogerie personally gathers plastic from their local landfill and nearby scrap yards, meticulously sorting and cleaning it. They take on the tasks of shredding and coloring the plastic themselves, producing their own plastic "filaments" for their 3D printers or pellets for injection molding.
The Rogerie has made a commitment to sustainable practices by avoiding overseas shipping for imported materials. They also stand by the quality of their products with a 1-year warranty and offer a recycling program for any products returned.