the relove story
relove was created in 2012
After giving up my day job, the goal was to transform true passion into a business that followed ideas of what it means to live in a kinder world.
With skills of design and woodworking in hand, mixed in some mid-century & vintage inspiration that led to building a small business creating one-of-a-kind upcycled and handcrafted custom furniture. The alchemy was in place.
I am grateful for the ongoing business and the impact made in rebuilding, upcycling, reusing and salvaging. I stick to a 100% no waste policy, small wood scraps are burned as fuel and even the sawdust is composted!
By keeping items out of the landfill, by giving things a new life to be loved again, by building new pieces from old material that is usually wasted, we are positively contributing to our community, and in a small way, to the state of the world. New pieces use Canadian FSC wood products and keep within the zero waste policy.
And, by using creative skills in this way, I'm pleased to offer our customers more sustainable, attainable products.
Owner, maker, chief, cook and bottle washer
For more about our story, check out:
The Coast -- "Home", #3 of 17 best local gifts, Holiday Gift Book, 2016
East Coast Living Magazine -- "Rustic Meets Modern", summer edition, 2016
Maritime Makers Guide -- "Alissa's 10 Maritime Makers", spring & summer edition, 2016
Homes Halifax --"Forget me not", annual edition, 2015
East Coast Living Magazine -- “Finders Keepers”, summer edition, 2015
Sea & Be Scene (Aliant Community Channel) -- spring edition, 2015
Halifax Magazine -- “Local Discoveries”, winter edition, 2015
East Coast Living Magazine -- “Roadside Assistance”, summer edition, 2014
Homes Halifax -- “One relove”, annual edition, 2014