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Reuse & Repair Revival


Our vision for a circular economy that turns local waste into local resource requires a local workforce that is innovative, enthusiastic, and highly skilled. 

We've designed a 6-week apprenticeship program where junior makers receive training and mentorship from our lead designers. Apprentices develop skills specifically relevant to upcycling textiles and learn how to make ReLove Local products. 


Join Our Training Program

Do you want to develop skills in sewing with upcycled textiles? Are you looking for opportunities to earn money on your own time in ways that are good for the environment? Are you based on Gabriola or Nanaimo and able to attend in-person training and collect clothing and fabric discards from the GIRO ReStore? We need more makers for the ReLove Local collection and are beginning another apprenticeship program in early 2023!

Sponsor an Apprentice

Do you want to support waste diversion, job creation, and a circular revolution? Investing in skill development and training for local creatives helps us upcycle a higher volume of textiles and offer opportunities for meaningful work in our rural community. Your donation helps our non-profit social enterprise (under Gabriola Island Recycling Organization & C2C Threads) train changemakers, build a Maker Space, and share solutions with other communities. 

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