Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013 Host Corinne Frugoni Discusses SCRAP-Humboldt With Director Tibora Girczyc-Blum



In April 2013, SCRAP Humboldt officially opened it’s doors as Humboldt County’s first creative reuse center. SCRAP Humboldt is a non profit organization that is part of a nationwide movement to  inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.  Located between G and H Street intersect in Arcata, this is the place to go make your recycler, upcycler dreams and visions real, cheaply and ingeniously.  Arts, crafts, practical projects, stocking classrooms, SCRAP has an abundance of reclaimed, recycled materials, from wine corks to phone wires, feathers, glass beads, light switch covers, ring binders, old slides and much more.  This shop allows your imagination to run wild and the materials are cheap.

Entering the shop is “like stepping through the looking glass”.  Fabrics, trinkets, paper, scrap wood, carpet pieces and hundreds of other items are all arranged in  colorful, fanciful and organized ways to trigger a shopper’s creative impulses. There are classes to teach people  how to make and fix items, there is a retail space of donated materials and a boutique featuring the work of local artists who make products from at least 75% recused materials.

Tibora Girczyc-Blum, SCRAP’s director is an artist, educator and entrepreneur.  Her travels to Eastern Europe, Central America and Africa  inspired her to see the potential of creatively reusing functional objects.  Through creative reuse, she has fused her passions for arts, education, environmental conservation, social work and community building.

For more information about this unique resource go to:

To listen to Corinne Frugoni’s conversation with Tibora Girczyc-Blum clidk the following link:    

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