If you want to be local: here we are. If you want to be recycled: that’s what we do. If you want to be sustainable: we’re using what we already have. If you’re anti-corporations, we’re not on Wall Street, and we can do things because it’s the right thing to do, not because it’s going to make a profit. If you think that the meaning of life is to plant trees under the shade of which you will never sit: we are working to keep the world here for our kids. But it’s not enough to be local. The local thing has to be as good as the non-local thing. The local service has to be as good as the non-local service. And when it’s not, it’s almost more disappointing – the people we have the greatest hope in often disappoint us the most. And if we can’t make what you want, that’s fine, keep looking. If everyone bought just one more local and sustainable product a month than they already do, we’ll add twenty years to the planet. If you’ve already done that, do it again. We’re not aiming for perfection, just progress. We’re not here to educate, most people know that our consumption lifestyle isn’t sustainable, that gasoline by definition is a limited resource, that we’re cutting down rain forests to make credenzas and greeting cards. Education isn’t the problem, the problem is a pain-free alternative, and we’re here with a path to the solution. And look, we’re not going to get rich doing the right thing, most people don’t. But if we can make a living, then other people will be inspired to earn a living by doing the right thing. And with more options, the more people will buy local and sustainable. It’s one of those cyclical things. The products we’re selling, each one has a story. Whether it’s 80 year-old barn wood from a wheat farm south of Fort Morgan, or a timber-frame home in Estes Park. Whether it’s something someone loved so much they couldn’t throw it away, but didn’t know what to do with it, so they donated it to Resource, or it’s polyester fabric that grandma used to strut her stuff in, and it’s spent thirty years in the back of a closet. We’re keeping those stories alive, up-cycling those products, so that the next phase of their lives can be part of your story.
We want our spot to be a place that supports other local furniture creators, up-cyclers, home-décor artists, vintage collectors, and community hipsters via a consigner arrangement. We want to focus on ethically and well-made Colorado home products. We want to give our community an easy alternative to “Big Box.” We want our shop to support other local small business people.