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Tahoe City-based artisan cooperative launces e-commerce site

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A necklace handcrafted by Hans Siig is made of silver, malachite and African trade beads, available at Salvaged.
Courtsy Salvaged |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Local art cooperative Salvaged expands its geographical presence with the official launch of its e-commerce site, making its handcrafted artwork and goods available worldwide.

Salvaged, located at 585 West Lake Blvd. next to the Pet Station in Tahoe City, opened its doors in July with the mission of rediscovering the potential in objects all around us — thereby serving the community with what it calls “the greater good.”

The shop has steadily brought in a stable of artisans and artists using re-purposed or up-cycled materials in their craft. These artisans are now featured on Salvaged’s website (www.salvagedtahoe.com) with a secure e-commerce site offering shipping anywhere.

“We’re finding that our region is bursting with artisans typically working out of their homes or backyard sheds, creating amazing original works,” said co-owner of Salvaged Renee Koijane. “Now with our shop and commerce site, we can give these craftspeople center stage to a broader audience of people year round.”

Products available on the site include kitchen and bath products, paintings, jewelry, apparel and other textiles, furniture and unique art supplies.

Goods showcased are not just local, but are made by craftspeople around the country and world. Salvaged is accepting additional consigning artisans and should visit the website for details on how to get started.

The shop is also putting together a Valentine’s “wish list” where women may choose favorite artisanal goods and Salvaged will send an email “hint” to their loved one.

Finally, Salvaged also offers art classes to both kids and adults; those may also be reserved online.

Co-owner Alissa Morganti — also an art teacher for more than a decade — is offering after school classes for kids throughout the winter and spring.

Salvaged’s store hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Salvaged offers a venue for birthday parties for kids as well.

Visit http://www.salvagedtahoe.com or call 530-583-1025.