Market Monday :: Reduce, Reuse... Upcycle!

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Welcome to the first of our Market Monday series! We'll be profiling unique vendors and exploring all the markets we can find around Edmonton. Each Monday, we'll be sharing our discoveries. What is your favourite thing about farmers' markets?

Re-Dids Upcycled Goods
124 Grand Market
108 Avenue & 124 Street, Thursdays 4-8pm

Re-Dids Upcycled Goods is a fledgling company specializing in bringing old, discarded materials back to life and transforming them into something useful – perhaps a little quirky, but certainly always awesome.

Not just a new company, Re-Dids Upcycled Goods is also a newbie to the Farmers’ Market scene and last week was their official debut at the 124 Street Grand Market.

We caught up with the creative virtuosos of Re-Dids, Christina Breault and Dennis Schultz. Breault, who is behind a lot of Re-Dids’ “upcycled” goods, said it’s been a long time goal of hers to contribute to local Farmers’ Markets.

“We came up with the initial concept while we were on vacation with our spouses in Mexico,” explained Schultz. “I live in this neighbourhood so this market seemed like the perfect place to start.” 

Now with a growing line of T-Shirts turned bags, records molded into bowls, used books and scrap materials transformed into push-pin and magnetic boards; cookie sheets, dining platters and sheet-metal turned chalk boards and even garden tools made wine glass holders, Breault and Schultz are excited to see how the public responds to their wacky, but innovative creations.

To discover the reinvented world of Re-Dids Upcycled Goods, catch them at the 124 Street Grand Market from now until the end of July. If you’re unable to drop-in on them before then, don’t fret! They’ll also be at the Seba Lake Market, located west of Edmonton, near Wabamun Lake.

Christina Weichel is sharing her summer market discoveries for City and Dale. She is a freelance writer and photographer currently living in downtown yeg. She’s also an avid runner/aspirant yogi/fashion aficionado/occasional gypsy and housewife to her cat.