Refuse Remover: Bend’s Makers District

The Rubbish Renewed mission embraces actions to lower our impact on the planet. Whether you rethink Bend's Makers Districtyour use of waste, support businesses who put sustainability and equity at the forefront of there work, or use your consumer dollars to shop locally, each of these actions improves the sustainability of our community. Our new headline sponsor, Bend’s Makers District, fits this mission perfectly.

Located at the center of our Bend universe, on First and Second streets between Greenwood and Olney avenues, Bend’s Makers District is a collection of eclectic local enterprises in a semi-industrial but accessible city neighborhood. This up and coming district has everything to meet your sustainable, creative consumer needs.

Bend Hoops is dedicated to providing access for anyone (especially youth) to come and find a pick-up game or a path to competitive basketball.

Bend Velo is a unique bike shop, geared towards building and providing practical bikes for the general public, including repurposed rebuilds.

Central Oregon Trophies is a family owned business that puts community at the center of service.

Far Afield Cider was born from having enough of the corporate world and a desire to create something locally in the best place, Bend.

At the heart of Humm Kombucha is a calling “to care for their community and spread health, love and joy to all things they touch.”

Locavore educates, and improve access for, the Central Oregon community, about the health and social benefits of fresh, nutritious food that is sustainably produced locally.

Natural Edge Furniture makes natural edge peices from salvaged, recovered and recycled materials.

Rack-N-Roll offers easy access to Bend’s local adventures with all types of gear carrying storage.

Sara Bella Upcycled creates upcycled, stylish products from handbags to fashion wear made from plastic bags that would otherwise have been thrown in the trash.

Soul Bowl makes a whole foods lunch that is satisfying, filling, easily digested and nourishes your mind, body, and soul.

utilitu sewing & design  Allison Murphy employs innovation, efficiency, and relevant design skills to alter, repair, create, and design.

Check out ‘Maker’s March’ during the month of March, which will be a series of DIY events scattered throughout the district, hosts paired with artists and people invited to participate in a hands on activity.
Bend’s Makers District will also by vying for the Coveted Trash Trophy in our 4th Business Challenge!


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