The Future of Recycling and Reuse is Here

On Hornby Island, British Columbia, we were introduced to The Free Store – more than just a free thrift store it’s actually a massive systematic recycling and reuse operation. Started in 1978, the island now diverts 70% of the trash that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. Take a look at the video to see the free store and next level recycling in action along with our reflections.

There are only about 1000 residents on Hornby during low season while we were there but as the sun peeked out more and more, the bustle of “downtown” increased dramatically. Still, The Free Store is open on weekends during non-peak season and since we arrived just before the weekend and stayed ten days, we were able to participate in a full recycling and reuse cycle and benefitted greatly. Continue reading “The Future of Recycling and Reuse is Here”

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A little about fashion and DIY Baby Pants

In a past life, I used to create my own fashion line. Actually it was in this life, but it seems like a long time ago. It was a great creative outlet and I met inspiring artists in Minneapolis who put a lot of thought and care into what they wear, where it comes from, and how it is made. I was on the board of a fledgeling eco-fashion organization that challenged me to keep the human and planetary costs of fashion at the forefront of my mind, though I didn’t always succeed at upholding those values while creating my collections.
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