The RE Store in the News: 2010 - Present ~ Press about The RE Store

The RE Store in the News


Read about The RE Store in the many articles in local and regional press. Stories include features about our store, Field Services , Workshops, and more.


#35 on your “93 Ways to Savor Summer” list
Seattle Magazine , June Edition, 2013

RARE: The Art of Recycling – 10MB pdf format
Cascadia Weekly, April 17, 2013 – page 18
by Amy Kepferle

The RE Store set to open 12th Annual Recycled Arts show this Saturday, April 11, 2013
by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin

Have fun and beautify the shoreline with Locust Beach trash art project
Bellingham Herald, April 4, 2013
by Robert Mittendorf

Recycled Arts Show events run through April
Bellingham Herald , April 1, 2013
by Margaret Bikman

Junk meets yard – fun article on garden art with a brief mention of The RE Store
Seattle Times, February 22, 2013
by Tom Watson



Tired Ballard cottage gets artistic, salvaged update
Seattle Times, November 16, 2012
by Valerie Easton

RE Store awarded $20,000 Alcoa Foundation grant
BBJ Today – Bellingham Business Journal, January 11, 2012



Seattle’s RE Store makes junk work 
Seattle Times, August 27, 2011
by Michelle Ma
Article about our REvision Division, building furniture from reclaimed materials

Seattle’s Local Salvage Shop 
Apartment Therapy, August 17, 2011
by Alysha Findley
One of the hippest blogs around about creative home decor and reuse profiles our Seattle Store a great review as “a DIY home improvement doer’s dream come true”

Bellingham art and fashion shows focus on recycled materials
Bellingham Herald, Monday, Apr. 04, 2011 – link no longer exists
by Scott Ayers

Bellingham fashion show makes trash look good
Bellingham Herald, Apr. 25, 2011 – link no longer exists
by Zoe Fraley
Tacoma New Tribune site  – link no longer exists

The RE Store’s Trash Fashion Show 
Web photo gallery
Bellingham Herald, Apr 24, 2011
photos by Andy Bronson

Haute Trash designs celebrate Earth Day
The Northern Light  – Blaine / Birch Bay print newspaper, Apr 21, 2011
by Tara Nelson

Ball gowns, warrior wear and more featured at Trash Fashion Show
Bellingham Herald  , Apr. 20, 2011 – link no longer exists
by Margaret Bikman

From Trash to Flash: The wonders of waste 
Cascadia Weekly
, Wednesday, April 20, 2011
by Amy Kepferle

Trash finds a second life — as fashion 
Seattle Times, April 13, 2011
by Marian Liu

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy – television show / web video
Seattle Art Zone,  April 8, 2011



Reuse and recycle: making the best of a bad situation” (link no longer exists)
Daily Journal of Commerce , December 28, 2010
*Fully story requires subscription…alas…
A tale of woe: the 25-story Carpenter’s Tower in Seattle will be required to be demolished after standing for only 9 years. But we will salvage what we can!

“City walks the talk while razing old house”  (link no longer exists)
City of Bellingham website , December 6
Deconstruction and recycling crews kept more than 50,000 pounds of materials out of the landfill, salvaging wood, windows, appliances and more for reuse and recycling most of the rest, during the recent deconstruction and demolition of a house on City property.

“Bellingham’s RE Store offering new line of recycled paint products”  (link no longer exists)
Bellingham Herald , Oct. 28

Unique chalkboards from Garfield High need a new life
Seattle Times, Pacific NW Magazine , September 25, 2010
ZERO WASTE: This blackboard was salvaged by the RE Store from Garfield High School’s chemistry labs as part of the school’s major renovation, completed two years ago.

Recycling that old house
Seattle Times , August 27
Story of Tracey and Chuch Shigley’s desire to salvage as much as possible from the demolition of their “granny of a house.”

Everett Herald , July 11
Salvage company saves couple a bundle on their home renovation
“By the time the deconstruction was over, I estimated we saved more than one-third the cost of a typical demolition,” the owner said.

The RE Store is listed as a “a treasure hunt worth going on” in the Design*Sponge Seattle City Guide.
Design*Sponge – Summer 2010

The RE Store wins Seattle’s Best Online Presence in the Home Decor category!
Seattle Weekly – first annual Best of the Web Awards 2010

Salvage Company Saves Couple a Bundle on their Home Renovation
Everett Herald , July 11
by Tom Kelly

Globe from Elliott Bay Book Co. is for sale
The Seattle Times , June 20
by Michelle Ma

Best of the Web
Seattle Weekly , June 2
Names the RE Store best online presence in the Home Decor category

Trashy Turns Flashy  – link no longer exists
The Western Front , May 4
by Celeste Erickson

Grunge Goes Green for Trash Fashion Show at WWU  – link no longer exists
The Bellingham Herald , April 27
by Zoe Fraley

Trash Fashion Show
The Seattle Times , April 26
short film

Trashy Fashion: Haute Trash
Seattle Weekly, April 21
Slideshow by Zibby Wilder

Belltown high-rise won’t be imploded
The Seattle Times , April 19
by Mike Lindblom

Show segment features Trash Fashion Show
Experience Northwest, KVOS TV, April 17

One person’s garbage is another one’s garb at the Trash Fashion Show
The Seattle Times, April 14
by Christy Karras

Recycled Art Show this Month  – link no longer exists
What’s Up Magazine , April 4
by Jaimie Fife

Trash is haute at the RE Store’s Recycled Fashion Show , March 21
by Allison Brownrigg

Learn how to turn cast-off house items into stunning wedding décor , March 11
by Lora Shinn

At Large in Ballard: The Salvage Bride Toolkit
The Ballard Tribune , March 8
by Peggy Sturdivant

Let’s Get RE Sourceful
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s Wear What When, March 3
by Laura Cassidy

Reuse is all the Rage
Sunset Magazine , March Edition
by Jessica Chamberlain. Names the RE Store “Best for Reclaimed Home Materials.”

Homing instinct – Article about the DIY movement and The RE Store as a great place to find diy deals
Northwest Business Monthly , February Edition
by Amanda Baltazar

Nonprofit Organizations Thrive Through Local Vintage Shops
Seattle University Spectator , February 3
by Brittany Traub

Salvaging building materials preserves past, and wallet
The Seattle Times , January 29
by Tom Watson

Old yard toy can find new life as garden art
The Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine, January 30, 2010
by Michelle Ma

Visit The RE Store Press Archives for featured stories in local and regional publications between 1999 and 2009