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

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