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We are deeply committed to minimizing textile waste by repurposing local materials to design and produce a range of long-lasting, practical, and unique items made from discarded textiles.

We are fully dedicated to supporting local production.

We collaborate with skilled artisans on Gabriola Island to carefully handcraft these beautiful pieces.

Our goal is to support a circular economy model, where resources are reused and repurposed to reduce waste and environmental impact.

 

We invite you to join us on our inspiring journey towards fostering a more sustainable, environmentally conscious approach to consumption.

ReLove Local

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Rethink. Reduce.
ReLove Local.

Our small community donates 2,000 lbs of textiles to Gabriola Island Recycling Center, our local.

Only half of the donations received are suitable for our ReStore.

This issue is not unique to us.

The fashion industry is the second-largest polluter globally, with textiles representing the fastest-growing waste stream. This is due to its heavy reliance on manufacturing processes that contribute to air and water pollution, and the industry's rapid production of textiles has led to a significant increase in textile waste.

What actions are we taking to address this issue?

Why Zero Waste

Transforming Waste Into Resource

Relove Local products are beautiful, durable, and versatile, repurposing textile waste to reduce landfill impact. 

 

Together, we're supporting local innovation, building a circular economy, and taking steps toward a zero-waste future. 

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At our Makerspace, we offer an opportunity to do more than just use sewing machines.

It's a space where you can learn how to repair your damaged clothing and textile items, or even transform them into something new and exciting through upcycling.

 

Our ultimate aim is to promote the idea of choosing better quality items and taking care of our belongings to minimize waste. We believe that by working together, we can create a sustainable future for our planet.

Let's join hands and make a positive impact!

Makerspace Booking
 

GIRO ReStore Hours

Wednesday: 9:30am-4pm

Saturday:  9:30am-4pm

Summer Hours

(July-August)

8:30am-3

ReLove Makerspace Store

Wednesday: 10am-3pm

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Gabriola Island
Recycling Organisation

Address

700 Tin Can Alley, Gabriola, BC

V0R 1X3

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