Refill would like to acknowledge that our storefront is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We want to acknowledge that during this time of climate crisis and long before, Indigenous People and First Nations have been protecting the land from the exploitive ways of colonialism. We realize that the sustainability community has caused harm in pushing Indigenous People out of the narrative and the spaces. At Refill we are dedicating ourselves to holding space for Indigenous activists and organizations and in doing so we hope to cultivate strong community relationships.
Refill would like to acknowledge that our water comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, which is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation, located on Treaty 3 Territory. We would like to acknowledge the harm that was caused when the aqueduct was built over an old native burial ground beginning in 1912. Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has been protecting and preserving water they do not drink since the aqueduct, which carries clean lake water directly into Winnipeg, was finished in 1919.
The project to provide safe, clean drinking water to SL#40 is underway, and was last estimated to be finished Dec 2020.
What is Refill?
Refill Zerowaste Market, is a liquid bulk refillery located in the Spence Neighbourhood of Winnipeg. Our store, online only for now, will carry everything from shampoo & conditioner to all purpose cleaners. Due to COVID-19 we are starting with a small curated selection but stay tuned for expansion and opening of our storefront.
Who are we?
Currently, Refill is a two person team consisting of Marisa Loreno and Cody Fullerton. Marisa is a Minnesota transplant that has dabbled in all forms of sustainability most of her life and will be the face you see around the shop most; Cody is also a full time Academic Librarian at the University of Manitoba and our in house researcher.
You can likely find us either walking our dog, Mr.Doodles, or at one of the local brewery taprooms talking all things craft beer. If you have any questions for us feel free to drop us a line.
Marisa & Cody