Growing up in a small town in BC I watched my mother make clothes, she'd design patterns using newspapers and construct beautiful garments for me and my siblings. The experience of recycling, reusing, wasting nothing has been embedded in my soul.
In 1998 Industrial Hemp was legalized in Canada and I researched Hemp Fabric. I found it to be one of the best environmentally friendly crops grown.
Working in my studio, fueled by caffeine, I was in need of another cup... But had ran out of coffee filters -- so I made one. Thus, the Hemp/Cotton Reusable Coffee Filter was born. I was amazed at how well it worked and continued to use the filter for months and months. I Started making a line of coffee filters and selling them at small local markets and to independent grocers and boutique retail stores in 2002.
My little company has seen some tremendous growth and has been well received in the past few years.
Pinyon Products helps to replace disposable items with reusable ones, a small step in reducing our enviromental impact.