Who we are

We are PropUp Project; a non-profit organisation set up to help the TV and film industry deal with their prop and set waste in the most sustainable and socially responsible way.

Founded in 2021 by TV Producers, Emma and Kate, PropUp offers an alternative solution to production clearance.


How it started

One day, in a windowless, cramped room in the bowels of Soho, whilst clearing out an overflowing props cupboard, we (Emma and Kate) thought, “Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat…”

Only joking – that was The Little Mermaid! We said to ourselves, “Surely there is someone, or someplace that could benefit from all these false teeth, bowler hats and table lamps?!” And there definitely was…but we had tea to make and celebs’ hair to stroke!

Cut to 12 years later and we couldn’t stop thinking about the genuine treasure, locked – or worse, chucked – away after the lights had come down on our favourite TV shows; all those old props, sets and wigs just collecting dust, desperate for a second life…

Enter PropUp Project: a social enterprise set up to rehome, resell, and recycle the leftovers from TV and Film. And – joking aside, we are passionate about tackling the huge waste problem within our industry, whilst minimising our environmental footprint and supporting local communities.

What we do

We have a range of different services to cater to every production’s needs: Express, Exclusive and Set Sales.  Following our 3Rs model, we take care of everything from inventory right through to distribution. Significantly reducing the industry’s environmental footprint, whilst having an incredible direct impact on local communities. At the end of it all, we deliver a detailed Impact Report that can be used for Marketing / PR, CSR and sustainability reporting. 

Although we are based in London, our network of beneficiaries spans across the UK and beyond – so if you want to PropUp London, PropUp Manchester, PropUp Glasgow (or PropUp LA!)… get in touch!