History of Creative Reuse in dTX

Thistle Creative Reuse was cofounded in 2021 by Kari Meyercord-Westerman, Jeanna Dunlap, and Heather Leigh Hoskins. Thistle began online sales on January 1, 2021 and opened a brick and mortar in April 2021.

Thistle Creative Reuse will continue the tradition of creative reuse in Denton, TX that was started in 2012 when Donna Gregory, Martha Coburn, and many others opened Denton's first Creative Reuse Center (SCRAP Denton) with an all-volunteer staff.

Although SCRAP Denton closed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the work that was done for all those years helped pave the way for Thistle Creative Reuse to open in 2021. 

Thank you to everyone in our community who helped with that effort and thank you to everyone who continues to value creative reuse and sustainable expression.