Moss Envy sells eco alternatives to everyday products. The items that fill our floor and shelves fit into one or more of the following categories: recycled, reclaimed, natural, organic, sustainable, vintage, energy saving, water saving, or fair trade. We are also very proud to seek out, support, and purchase from a number of local artists, designers, inventors, and craftspeople.
The History of Moss Envy.
Tina and Ryan North's journey as business partners began in 2006 in response to Tina's excellent eye for "trash with potential" fueled by a tight budget during the holidays. Tina's thrifty/craftiness resulted in some beautiful and unique Tina-made gifts for her friends and family utilizing materials that might have been discarded otherwise. Tina's ability to see the sparkly diamond within the lump of coal didn't stop with small gifts. She started finding chairs on the side of the road... and dressers, and tables... "Can you believe what people just throw away?" With a little creative TLC, Tina turned abandoned items into sell-able works of art and function. But the North's only had so much garage space, so much basement space, so much bedroom, livingroom, kitchen space... they had to DO something about this... Tina's creations were taking over the house. That was the beginning of their first store - "Re Gifts." "Re Gifts," focused on sustainable gifts. In 2007 (a year later), the eco-duo opened "Twin Cities Green" in Uptown, expanding their concept to include furniture, home goods, mattresses, and more. Both shops generated critical praise and were wholly embraced by the local and green community.
In the Spring of 2010, the North's took the next step in the growth of their business and moved their store from Uptown to the Calhoun Lakes area. Their relocation served as an opportunity to rename, rebrand, and refine their collection. Their newest eco-concept shop is called, "Moss Envy."