Green Bananas started off by putting together making paper making kits for people to recycle their waste paper at home. It then worked with non-governmental organisations on poverty alleviation projects teaching villagers to recycle paper and make products to be sold to hotels & galleries. That was 30 years ago.
In the meantime, life happened. Got married, moved to a whole different continent, and gathered so much life experience.
One of the experiences is set up home on magical island called Salt Spring, where Salt Spring Tweed was born. Born to recycle jackets, kilts and fabric scraps into one-of-a-kind bags, purses and anything that was beautiful and useful.
Now together as Tweed + Bananas, we look to offer earth-friendly and sustainable products that compliment life at a slower pace. One that is more considered and less throw-away. It's studio is small but always busy.
We also work with other green artisans to offer you a greater variety of green goods + gifts to help take the pressure off the earth, by reusing and recycling.
Because, when it come to saving the earth, you've got to be a bit bananas to make a difference.