The Repurposed Concept
Originally conceived as a gallery for local artists who work with found materials and artisans talented in the art of “upcycling,” we have expanded this vision to include a curated selection of complementary products from around the world. REPURPOSED features gifts, housewares, and accessories created from items that might otherwise take up space in a landfill. Thanks to our creators, things like moth-eaten sweaters, empty wine bottles (and their corks), scratched and unplayable records, old vinyl billboards, and outdated computer parts get a second chance.
Rather than just being made with recycled materials, each REPURPOSED product retains some of the character of its progenitor pieces. We know there are manufacturers doing noteworthy work with reclaimed plastics or wool or wood, as well stores that sell only products made from recycled materials, and we wholeheartedly support their eco-friendly efforts, but part of the REPURPOSED customer experience is to see not only the piece they’re taking home, but also the objects that were given a new life because of its creation.
In addition to being home to a diverse, open-minded, and affluent year-round and summer population, Provincetown cares about both creativity and sustainability. We source some raw materials from the residents of our town, with a portion of the proceeds from resulting products going back to the community as part of our GIVE TEN collection.