Together our small and mighty team have over a decade of experience working in creative reuse. Our knowledge spans all stages of creative reuse business development, materials management, and high-quality reuse programming. We offer consulting on a sliding scale to new and existing creative reuse centers in all stages. Drop us a line if you're interested in connecting and learning more about the consulting we offer!
Creative Reuse Consulting
"The folks at Thistle really helped to pave the way for me and my business by simply showing me that it is possible. Though I already had a good amount of experience in the Creative Reuse sector, I knew nothing about e-commerce and creating an online store. They were able to provide valuable tips about processes and apps/integrations for Shopify that could help my workflow. They also gave general recommendations for how to get things started - what to research and look into for starting a small business, other businesses to model after or gain insight from, how to conduct outreach, working out shipping processes etc. They recommended certain products and supplies that would be helpful for starting a creative reuse shop, whether online or with a brick and mortar location. All of the women there have a lot of expertise in different areas that could bring great value to your creative reuse business as they did for mine. They've continued to check in and provide ongoing support which is so helpful and appreciated as well. I definitely recommend reaching out to them if you're thinking of starting your own creative reuse center!"
Cat's Eye Creative Reuse
OUR COFOUNDER TEAM
Kari has worked in about every position imaginable in a creative reuse center from slinging craft materials and fundraising to administrative and leadership roles. Prior to co-founding Thistle Creative Reuse she worked as the Chief Operations Officer for a National Creative Reuse Nonprofit, SCRAP Creative Reuse.
Reuse + Recovery Director
Jeanna is a reuse materials organization and donation wizard. She can create order from any amount of chaos. She has an eye for detail and beauty and also runs her own small business making stunning macrame designs.
Art + Education Director
Heather Leigh Hoskins
Heather has vast art and creative education experience and has lead numerous creative reuse workshops in her years working in creative reuse. She is passionate about teaching others new skills and about using reuse materials in crafts and arts.