creative reuse

Superior shop aims to rehome arts and crafts supplies – Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR — A Superior store that focuses on arts, crafts and sustainability opened Monday, Aug. 1, in the former Campus Barber Shop space, 709 Belknap St.

Reclaim Creative Reuse, sandwiched between A&W Family Restaurant and Champion’s Lounge, is an arts and crafts store that operates like a thrift store. The business tagline is “where creativity meets sustainability.”

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Beads and buttons of various colors and sizes wait to be discovered at Reclaim Creative Reuse, 709 Belknap St., on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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“Everything here is donated, second-hand,” said owner Marie Williams of Superior.

The items are sold at discounted prices in small quantities, so crafters can purchase just the amount they need. Customers looking for a few stamps, a handful of beads to turn into a necklace, scrapbook paper by the sheet, silk flowers or sewing patterns might find what they’re looking for at the new store.

The business accepts donations of crafting supplies from the community, with a 10% discount offered to customers who donate at least a grocery bag full of items. The goal is to rehome unused crafting materials that are in good condition so they don’t end up in the landfill or collect dust in a drawer.

“I mean, if you have it, you’re not gonna use it. Our goal here is definitely sustainability and making sure the items get to someone who is going to use them,” Williams said.

Most of the items in the shop Tuesday, Aug. 2 were from the owner’s home. She sews clothing for herself and enjoys paper crafts like deco books.

“This is my personal shopaholic horde that I bought or, you know, was given it and didn’t have a use for,” Williams said with a laugh. “That’s what we’re starting with.”

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Owner Marie Williams arranges a
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