Acorn to Oaks creates lovely handmade clothes for your littles! Not only are all pieces crafted with love and care, they are also made from discarded fabrics. Whether it be thrifted, repurposed, or donated pieces, all creations are upcycled and intended to inspire adventure, fun, and memory making. Another unique feature of Acorn to Oaks is the Adaptive Clothing that they offer! Contact them to chat about custom-designed clothing that adapts to varying needs. Dress your kiddos in sustainable style, and support local while you're at it! All pieces can be browsed and purchased through their website.
Artsy Phartsy is a local social enterprise that supports zero waste initiatives and women in recovery. They take discarded items and repurpose them into new finds, giving them a second life instead of being sent to the landfill.
A portion of all profits go back into the community through the Karis Support Society, a recovery home in Kelowna for women who are struggling with addiction and mental health. By supporting Artsy Phartsy, you are supporting local waste reduction and social sustainability initiatives. Visit their website today to browse their unique items and to see a list of vendors in the Kelowna area.
Get the glam without the environmental impact! GlamLend is a locally-based dress rental company that offers dresses, formal wear, and fun styles for any occasion. This green alternative allows you to keep your look fresh, your closet clean, and your style sustainable. Find them on Instagram @glamlend.dress.me.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centres that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more. As these items are preloved, they are sold at a fraction of the retail price! Some of their preloved furniture pieces are also upgraded and upcycled by volunteers for a fresh look, giving the items a second life. With locations throughout the Okanagan, the ReStore is your first choice for low-waste renovation supplies, home goods, and furniture.
Looking for second-hand and vintage finds? Loved & Found provides curated pre-loved items from the Kelowna and Okanagan area. Not to mention, 20% of all profits are donated to Food for Thought. Support local and give an item a second life by following Loved & Found on Instagram at @lovedandfoundkelowna.
New Tew Yew
New Tew Yew Clothing is made from up-cycled and re-purposed material, creating a more sustainable future in fashion and for the planet.
214-3645 Gossett Road West Kelowna, BC
Panhead Vintage is a small, locally built clothing vendor. They carefully hand select vintage clothing with the odd modern piece thrown in! Pieces are showcased through their Instagram page, you can find them at @panheadvintage. Check them out today for a pre-loved fabulous find!
Refound Leather is a locally-based online business that focuses on sourcing preloved leather items and finding them a new home. Sometimes they fix them up or alter them for a fresh look too! Leather is one of the most durable materials, and can last when taken well care of. Why not re-home and wear something preloved? You can follow them at @refound_leather on Instagram to see what items are in stock and coordinate purchasing/pick up - Canadian shipping is also available. Check them out today!
Second Tyme Around offers second-hand clothing, shoes, and accessories for all ages. LC Fashions right next door sorts the consigned clothes and they carry the more formal and fancy women's attire. Check out their website and store for more information about what kind of well-loved items are waiting for a home in your closet!
Known as Kelowna's source Sustainable Fashion, Textile Apparel prides themselves on offering brands that are socially, environmentally and economically responsible. They believe you can maintain beauty and style without compromising ethics, offering a wide range of apparel to choose from. They also feature a curated selection of consigned and preloved items. Be sure to check out their gorgeous shop when looking for ethical, sustainable fashion!
Upcycled Swag aims to keep items from the landfill by turning them into unique and usable products, helping contribute to our circular economy. They take discarded clothing or fabric and turn them into one-of-a-kind handmade designs. With everything from clothing, accessories, and even a zero-waste line, they are sure to have something for everyone - visit their website today!
Along the Line Vintage is a carefully curated collection of second-hand, thrifted and vintage clothing. They value sustainability, ethical shopping and slow fashion. With pick-up locations in both Kelowna and Vernon, it is easy to coordinate the purchase of an item you love! Follow them on social media or visit their website to see what's available.
BikeWays is a Kelowna-based used bicycle shop! They offer bikes for every type of rider, including commuter and road bikes, BMX and mountain bikes, as well as options for children. If you are in need of parts for a tune up, check out their Used Parts section to find what you need for a fraction of the cost. Have a bike you are wanting to get rid of? BikeWays will gladly accept preloved bicycles as long as they are still in good condition or only require a little love to get them functioning again. Your donation will also help support Pathways Abilities Society and individuals with diverse abilities through the Okanagan. Next time bicycles are on your mind, choose BikeWays!
The Great Closet Cleanout started as a ladies clothing flea market, and now in its sixth year, has expanded greatly. It allows our community members to browse preloved fashion and clothing items, keeping your closet fresh and sustainable! The event donates partial proceeds and items to local charities - can’t get much better than that! Visit their website and Facebook (@closetcleanout), to learn more about their upcoming events.
The Kelowna Women's Shelter Thrift Store has many benefits. Purchasing second-hand reduces your waste, and this particular thrift shop supports women who are victims of abuse. Your donations and purchases are assisting to support a very important cause. They offer a wide variety of clothing, accessories and jewelry in store. See them on Facebook @Kelowna.Womens.Shelter.
Whether you are looking for a new outfit, a unique vintage find, or a great bargain, there’s something for everyone at MCC! They provide quality thrift items and strive to be a caring, friendly presence in our community. Find them on Instagram @mccthrift for a taste of what they have in store!
Once Upon a Child is a great way to give your preloved and used children's items a second home. Their locations will pay cash for your gently used clothing, toys and other miscellaneous items. They specifically ask for consignment materials from children who are newborn to 8 years old. Check them out today!
In search of some new or lightly used athletic and sporting equipment? Look no further! Play it Again Sports offer right approach for anyone: they will buy, sell and trade new and used gear from a variety of sports. They offer equipment for hockey, skiing and many more winter and water sports!
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about fixing things - together! At the Repair Café you will find all the tools and materials required to help you make many repairs you need. Volunteer specialists will be on hand to help and guide the repairs. You can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or even lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.
Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road Kelowna, BC In the Trades Building
The UP Project is an initiative run in partnership with the Okanagan's Habitat for Humanity, with proceeds going towards bettering community and environmental sustainability. This green program helps reduce millions of items from the landfill by repurposing and upcycling home decor and furniture to give them a new life. Their efforts are run by volunteers who help contribute to a circular economy by creating unique items just for you! Furniture collected can be sold as is or customized to your liking, bringing your vision to life. If you have a DIY project in mind but are looking for help or inspiration, be sure to connect with them. Follow their social media @theupprojecthfho to see what they're crafting!
Whether it's a used book, cute summer dress, or a cozy fleece you're looking for, Value Village is sure to have a little something for everyone. They offer a wide variety of items such as clothing, home accessories, jewelry, and sporting gear - all pre-loved. They also provide many educational campaigns regarding your clothing footprint and how donating your gently used items can have a positive impact and stay out of our landfills! Check them out on Facebook and Instagram, @ValueVillage.
Artemex PreLoved Marketplace is a space from high-quality, second-hand Mexican handcrafts. Specializing in decor, pottery and art, all products are carefully curated and looking for their forever home! Add a splash of colour and vibrance to your home, all while keeping the planet a little more green. Visit their website to see what they have in store.
Green Bean ReLoved (GBR) operates under the premise that each fabric has a story, and they want to be a part of continuing that story. They take preloved fabrics and upcycle them into new pieces such as scarves, toques, dresses and hats. Their special scrap-hat project allows members of the community to donate fabrics and receive $10 off towards a future GBR purchase. With Green Bean ReLoved, clothing is given a longer life by being turned into a one-of-a-kind item! Visit their website to browse their stock and purchase some preloved goodies.
Mission Thrift thrives by providing the community with a wonderful place to search for fabulous used and pre-loved items. They are a non-profit, volunteer driven, high end local thrift store serving the community since 1992. Visit them today!
Pandosy Books is nestled into one of the many vibrant, welcoming streets of Kelowna. They offer an abundance of used books - and even records - at their location, and are pleased to help find the perfect read for you! You can find them on Facebook by searching for 'Pandosy Books'.
Pretty Little Things is a curated consignment boutique located downtown Kelowna. All that they offer is in the name! With clothing, jewelry, accessories and more it is the perfect place to stop by when looking for something preloved and pretty. If you are looking to sell items from your closet, book an appointment with them today to learn more about their consignment policies.
Offering a variety of preloved clothing for men, women, and children, shoes, accesories, home goods, furniture, and more. Items that dont sell are donated to developing nations or sold by the pound to clothing graders who send them to fibre recovery to be made into other products such as upholstery stuffing. Now thats recyling.
Thrift Kelowna specializes in a hand-selected selection of thrifted finds in Kelowna, BC. Browse their curated collection of clothing and home goods by giving them a follow on Instagram @thriftkelowna.
Waste Not Designs is on a mission to reuse what we as humans have consumed and refused. Based in Kelowna, you'll find repurposed items for your bathroom routine, kitchen and shopping, as well as everyday use. It is their passion to repurpose and up-cycle neglected items into new treasures. Find them on Instagram and Facebook to see what creations are available!