Tweed + Bananas


Tweed + Bananas is a joining of two eco centered businesses.

Green Bananas started off producing paper making kits for the home. It then evolved to working with non-governmental organisations on poverty alleviation projects. Teaching Indonesian villagers to recycle paper and make paper products that were sold to hotels & galleries. That was 30 years ago.

In the meantime, life happened. Got married, moved from Asia to Canada, and gathered so much life experience.

One of those experiences is making a home on a magical island called Salt Spring, where Salt Spring Tweed was born. Born to recycle jackets, kilts and fabric scraps into one-of-a-kind bags, purses and anything that was beautiful and useful.

Now together as Tweed + Bananas, we look to offer earth-friendly and sustainable products that complement life at a slower pace. One that is more considered and less throw-away. Its studio is small but always busy.

We also work with other local artisans to offer you a greater variety of green goods + gifts to help take the pressure off the earth, by reusing and recycling. With that in mind, we've set up GREEN ISLAND PRESS. It's a place where we collaborate with other creatives to come up with story books, activity books, notebooks and journals. It's print on demand so there is little wastage.

Because, when it come to saving the earth, you've got to get a bit bananas to make a difference.

with Green Island Press


Waterfront Gallery

107 Purvis Lane
Salt Spring Island