Mar 1, 2007
Gift shop welcomes green contest entriesBy Allison WicklerMNDaily.com

An eco-friendly gift store in south Minneapolis is searching for community members with a little creativity and a knack for recycling.

Re Gifts, which opened in September at 1832 E. 42nd St., is sponsoring a contest encouraging area artists and recyclers to create unique and environmentally friendly items from recycled materials.

Re Gifts owners Ryan and Tina North will accept entries from March 1 to March 31 for the “upcycling” contest, which refers to using discarded materials and turning them into something new and usable.

Tina North said she saw a crafters’ group hold a similar contest, and is excited to see creative submissions.

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