by Stacey A.
There's a new trend in the creative community called upcycling, and it's making an appearance at Truckee Thursday. Started by Amy and Craig Davies, Rescued Wine features repurposed glass products made from recycled wine bottles. Having been in the candle making business for 20 years with Tahoe Candle, Davies started this new business venture after feeling the need to do something different after the birth of his daughter.
Upcycling involves taking waste materials and turning them into useful, environmentally friendly products. Each week, Rescued Wine visits businesses in the Reno-Tahoe area like Squeeze In, Atlantis, and Silver Legacy to collect their empty wine bottles. They sort, clean, and cut the bottles that would otherwise go to landfill and repurpose the glass into a variety of home products like candles, drinking glasses, soap dishes, and jewelry.
Rescued Wine specializes in scented candles, which come in nine different wine-inspired fragrances, from Chardonnay to Pinot Noir, and cost $28. Amy was inspired by her love of wine a few years ago and combined it with Craig's love of candles; the company has been thriving for the past 2 1/2 years both in Truckee and nationwide. Rescued Wine is currently offeredread more ...