Thursday, October 2, 2014

Repurposing Company Opens in Clairemont Mesa

Bottles & Wood is now inhabiting a 5,000 square foot factory showroom and manufacturing facility in Clairemont Mesa. Eco-designer CEO Steve Cherry has partnered with local entrepreneur Zelda Waxenberg to create Bottles & Wood (www.bottlesandwood.com), an organization focused on using reclaimed materials to design and build products for the gift, hospitality, home décor and beverage promotions industries. After experiencing tremendous success with San Diego based BottleHood, Cherry is keen to expand into wood serving ware, lighting and home décor.

Bottles & Wood designs and creates a line of American hand-crafted glass ware, wood serving ware, lighting, home décor and jewelry. All products are made from reclaimed wood and glass waste streams. From the beer, wine, liquor, and soda bottles to the wine barrels, fence boards and pallets-the company helps to keep waste from going to the landfill.

Within weeks of setting up shop, Bottles & Wood has delivered projects for SideBar, True North, Pacifica Del Mar, Blind Burro and the new Keyes Creek Winery. “We’re very excited to be back in our original “hood,” Cherry said. “We’re getting a great reception and look forward to serving the needs of local restaurants, breweries and wineries.” Cherry, who has more than 35 years of experience in tech startups, is dedicated to developing a fully sustainable business built on socially responsible economic and environmental principles.

“Our success is a direct reflection of the rapidly growing Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) market segment,” said Waxenberg. “In 2014, there were an estimated 50 million Americans dedicated to personal and planetary health, representing a $10 billion market. These individuals make environmentally friendly purchases and are active stewards of the environment.”

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