Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Special Guest Vendor: BottleHood

BottleHood was created out of a passion to help our environment, create local jobs and stimulate our local retail economy. BottleHood has taken a stand on keeping bottles which have no California Redemption Value (CRV) out of California’s landfills. In the process, BottleHood produces a line of uniquely handcrafted tumblers and vases made from bottles whose contents were enjoyed in our neighborhood. They hire for local crafts people, who share their concerns for the environment and the economy, to produce their line of glassware.

BottleHood has partnered with Recon Recycle in order to secure a consistent flow of bottles from which to create its line of glassware. The bottles are crafted into vases, votives and tumblers in their workshop at home in Crest with the help of several local crafts people.

“I’ve been reusing, recycling and repurposing for most of my life. As time goes by I see more and more of waste created by overproduction and non-sensible consumer packaging and the trend to follow fickle consumer tastes. Through art and design I’ve learned how to use materials in new and different ways and through discards, I have learned there may be a new purpose for something before quickly disposing of it into our landfills. I’m hoping through BottleHood communities will increase their awareness of our limited natural resources and be inspired to recreate. Inspiration is all about us.”

BottleHood goods are sold in local farmers markets, art and wine festivals, local retailers and online. Since they are a visiting booth at the market, keep an eye out each week for the return of Bottlehood and their environmentally conscious products!

PO Box 600302
San Diego CA 92160-0302
619.599.8855 www.bottlehood.com

The Halloween Event in Review

The first annual Hillcrest Farmers Market Halloween event was a great success! The information booth was packed with kids who were ready to pick out their own pumpkin and decorate them as they pleased. It was great to see the parents get involved and share the holiday experience with their children, who were having a fun time letting their creative juices run wild.

After the pumpkins were painted and decorated the kids had the opportunity to walk the market and trick or treat our vendors. Everyone was pleased with the event and we are excited to host the next holiday event, which will be held on December 13, where we will be decorating holiday ornaments. We wanted to thank everyone who attended and we hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please e-mail us at info@fabuloushillcrest.com and check out our website for more information www.fabuloushillcrest.com!