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Back in the early 2000’s, I created a policy here at Green Design Center that all old product samples such as flooring or fabrics, get saved for the local interior design schools, for the students to use on their school projects.  Not only did this help them out tremendously, but it also gave us a way to keep these materials from entering our waste stream.  It was a small…

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Green Design Center, Building for Health was created in response to the growing demand from homeowners and contractors for home building and home improvement products that are green and healthy, and for design services with an expertise in green building products. With an extremely knowledgeable staff and pride in customer service, Green Design Center has been selling products and offering knowledgeable design services…

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We’re so excited to announce WasteCap Resource Solutions as one of our sponsors for this years event! WasteCap Resource Solutions is a nonprofit organization providing waste reduction and recycling assistance for the benefit of business, community, and the environment. The WasteCap mission is supported through a variety of initiatives rooted in waste diversion including: construction and demolition waste management, deconstruction and salvage, among others….

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Meet our Sponsor’s – RBC Childcrest

An independent wholesale tile and stone distributor exclusively serving the Midwest, RBC Childcrest Tile & Stone is joining our event as one of our sponsors! RBC represents the top manufacturers in the industry and set the standards for style, quality, and customer service. Each manufacturer that RBC promotes produces tile and natural stone of the highest quality. Exclusive collections to RBC, they total over…

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Where it all began!

There are millions of pounds of samples thrown away each year by the design community. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to give all of these samples second life?
Well, there finally is! GDC has partnered with Non-Toxic Environments to put on Re_Purposeful.

Re_Purposeful started just over three years ago when a group designers, including GDC’s own, decided to put aside just…

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Re_Introducing Re_Purposeful

Have you heard of Re_Purposeful?  Have you attended the event before?  If you said “no” to either question, and you find yourself to be a “crafter” you just might want to SAVE THE DATE of August 25th and 26th of 2017 in your calendar!

Re_Purposeful began in 2014 with like-minded interior designers seeing endless amounts of ‘craft’ materials being thrown away, to sit for the rest of eternity.  I heard…

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