Just because we’re bombarded with ‘white’ these days, doesn’t mean we can’t have a green Christmas. Thanks to ReWorks Upcycle Shop, you can offer some serious ‘ho ho ho’ to the planet while making sure there’s a merry gift for those on your list.
Since opening in September of 2011, owner Solita Work is proud that many of her items are made in store and half the items sold are Canadian made. From furniture and accessories, to jewellery and seasonal gifts (all made from recycled materials), ReWorks Upcycle Shop has something for everyone.
Santa would support the idea of a ‘blue’ Christmas if it included one of her in-store handmade stockings created by reusing both upholstery fabric samples and blue jeans ($30).
For those hard-to-buy-for friends, or your fave hostess with the mostest, consider a nice bottle of vino with a Knobstopper—elegant wine stoppers created from a range of stylish doorknobs ($29 to $45).
Keep the kids ‘green’ in the bath this winter with the adorable floating tug boat or submarine ($28), created from recycled materials, that doubles as a spout—a great way to play in the bath and get them clean at the same time.
Finally, we’re loving the new leather bracelets ($27) and earrings in a range of colours and designs (read: keep them on the list under gift ideas for ‘mom’).
Check out these 5 Eco-Friendly Shopping Solutions in Calgary and give a gift that gives twice this holiday season. The planet will thank you.
Tested by Robyn B., Calgary