OUR STORY

re-Tree loosely began at McGill School of Architecture, where I studied and fell in love with design. Over many years, working in many different disciplines, designing and making things, I always had the same struggle. Most design is about making new things from nothing. We no longer live in a world where that is viable. We are rapidly depleting all of the Earth’s resources to make disposable things that will become landfill in a short time. Everyone talks about sustainability these days, but a TRULY sustainable product is something that you can make infinitely more of, with zero impact on the planet. It is making something very useful, and very enduring, from something that was labeled as garbage.
 
re-Tree is a collection of handcrafted pieces, designed to last for generations - all made from local fallen trees destined to become wood chips or fuel for a fire. Every piece is meticulously crafted in Victoria, BC, Canada, with an obsessive attention to detail, and is guaranteed for life. I get enormous joy from discovering - and revealing - the secret treasures that lay hidden in these trees, and I hope to give you and future generations that same joy. re-Tree is my small way of trying to make a difference in the world.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King