Our Story

Welcome to The Refillery Traverse City! My name is Sarah, and I'm thrilled to have you here. Whether you are a long time conscious consumer, or you are just beginning your journey, my hope is to provide you with the tools to make simple changes that allow you to live a low waste lifestyle.

The Refillery TC has been a long time dream in the making, as well as my own personal trek towards sending less to landfills, finding products that I feel safe using in my home and on my body (ingredient lists can be intimidating), but without sacrificing so many of the conveniences that we have grown accustomed to. When I first learned about refill shops, I was so intrigued and found myself frequently daydreaming of this idea, and how perfect it would fit into our community. We have so many wonderful businesses in Traverse City that allow us to skip out on unnecessary packaging, but nowhere to refill our shampoo bottle, all purpose cleaning spray or deodorant. Fast forward to a few years later, a thought that I couldn't shake, and The Refillery Traverse City was born.

My goal is to create something that is more than a check off your shopping list for your day to day usables. When you support The Refillery TC, you in turn are supporting local makers, woman owned businesses, and sustainable companies that put people and the planet over profit.