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Scrapile December 10, 2007

Filed under: alternative, conserve — terra @ 7:00 am


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Scrapile is a small business in New York City, and they’re an example of “entrepreneurs for sustainability.” From their site:

SCRAPILE is the collaborative work of designers Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado. Seeking to create a positive environmental impact with their work, these two have developed a unique method of collecting and repurposing discarded scraps of wood from New York’s woodworking industry. Since it’s conception in Fall 2003, this project has continued to yield an ever-evolving line of furniture and product which by its very nature insists each piece be one of a kind.

They collect wood scraps and refurnish them into beautiful pieces of furniture. Each piece has character and quality.

Check out videos of Scrapile and other sustainable furnishings at Sundance Channel – The Green: Furnish.

 

2 Responses to “Scrapile”

  1. This is just the sort of business I wish were being developed on Kenmore Blvd.

  2. gwen Says:

    What amazing furniture. Sooo beautiful – I’m so glad you posted this or else I don’t think I ever would have found it.


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