Redux is a great charity in and of itself, as is an arm of and a fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul. From the Redux site:
St. Vincent de Paul’s Alameda Retail Store has transformed into Redux Studios & Gallery, featuring artwork and merchandise made from reclaimed materials. Redux will divert waste from the landfill and bring a new dimension to SVdP recycling and reuse activities – promoting waste reduction and awareness of reuse through retail activities and “hands on” education:
Featuring handmade art and crafts made from salvaged and reclaimed materials by local artists.
Displaying monthly exhibitions of art by SVdP Artists in Residence and more.
Artist Studio Space
Affordable work space for artists, especially those working with salvaged materials.
Community Arts workshops
We’ll host artist-led workshops on creative reuse for schools, groups and community members.
So when you buy one of our dog sweaters from Redux, the money I make from it goes to an animal shelter, and the money made at Redux goes towards alleviating poverty in the Bay Area. Basically, a huge win, win!
Redux is open Tuesday – Sunday from 11am-6:30pm. They are at 2315 Lincoln Avenue in Alameda (near the Park Street intersection). I hope you come check them out, even if you don’t need a dog sweater! They are a great find. =)
Bonus doggie sweater shot: