admin by Port Moody Refillery | 10 Dec 2018
Local Business, Economic Development,Waste Reduction

Open Port Moody’s 1st soap refill shop.


Help us launch Port Moody's 1st Refillery so we can stop plastic getting into our oceans and landfills!

Help us launch Port Moody's 1st Refillery so we can stop plastic getting into our oceans and landfills!


We came up with the idea of opening a soap refill shop in our community about a year ago. Like most people we are aware of the environmental issues our planet is facing and we feel compelled to be a part of the solution. We got inspired by all the amazing zero-waste shops we see around us and decided to bring this concept to our city. Port Moody residents are already showing a commitment to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. We want to engage our community in the process as we strongly believe cooperation is the best way to achieve positive changes!

Port Moody Refillery will open in February 2019 sharing a space with Tea & Paper Nook in Newport Village. We are sourcing locally produced, eco-friendly soaps and cleaners you can feel good about using!


We are hoping to raise $10,000 to help us purchase our opening inventory including:

  • shampoos
  • conditioners
  • body washes
  • bubble baths
  • body lotions
  • soaps
  • hand soaps
  • skincare and beauty products
  • all purpose cleaners
  • laundry detergents
  • dishwashing liquids and powders
  • feminine hygiene products
  • beeswax wraps
  • reusable straws
  • dryer balls
  • reusable lunch & snack accessories
  • tea towels
  • dish cloths
  • bulk bags
  • mason jar accessories
  • and other zero waste essentials

By sharing a space with another shop, we are able to keep our expenses as low as we can and have a smaller environmental footprint. We want to open our doors in February with as many exciting eco-friendly products as possible! We need your help to get us properly started! We have a reward offering for everyone!


Teresa Johansson (left), co-founder

Teresa owns and runs The Village Toy Shop in Port Moody. She has many years of retail experience and excels in customer service, product knowledge and social media. Teresa and her team always greet their customers with a smile and offer amazing service. When not working she enjoys doing puzzles and spending time in nature with her family.

Julie Veres (right), co-founder

Julie owns and runs Tea & Paper Nook. She has a strong retail background, enjoys sourcing quality products and visual merchandising. Her shop has an inviting and calm feel to it. When not working, Julie enjoys drinking tea and spending time with her family (which includes a few furry ones!)


Below you can view our fantastic range of rewards. When you have decided simply click the reward you want from the rewards section on this page and you will be taken through to a payment page where we will ask you for your credit card details.

If you simply want to donate to the project you can do this by clicking the 'Back this project now' button. This will take you to a page listing all the rewards again as well as a donate section.


All rewards can be collected in person in our shop after we open our doors in February. Make sure to follow us on Instagram to see our progress and get updates!

Port Moody Refillery's little free library!

2 years ago

This is amazing!  We reached our goal - thank you so much for your support!!!  Since there are still few days left to the campaign, we've decided to create a fun project if we reach our stretch goal of $11,000 by Jan 19th! We will set up and manage a little free library for everyone to enjoy!  We will build it on wheels and place it outside our Refillery during business hours.  Everybody will be able to leave a book, grab a book or simply browse on-site!  Let's continue to share + reuse as much as we can!

Please share and help up build our free library!

Teresa + Julie


Our story is featured in the newspaper!

2 years ago

Hello everyone!

With only 7 days left in our campaign, now is the perfect time to fulfil your New Year's resolutions to lead a less wasteful life!  We still have an assortment of rewards options to suit your needs and budget. Our story was featured in the Tri-City News last week and we are really happy to see how excited and engaged our community is! We look forward to opening our doors on February 15th and meeting all of our amazing "lighter living" backers!

Check our story here:

Julie + Teresa


We are overwhelmed by all your support!

2 years ago

Wow!  We can't believe we are almost 60% funded already!  In the last few weeks we met a lot of our backers in  person and have listened to your questions.  We are preparing a few videos to address some of those questions.  Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get updates!

Thank you for your amazing support!  We feel all the love!


Thank you!!

2 years ago

Dear backers,

Thanks to your support we have now raised over $2000 in just 4 days!  This is really encouraging!  We are now in the process of selecting our major bulk soaps and cleaning products suppliers.  This is a really fun process as we get to sample their products and get educated about the ingredients they use and their process.  We want to ensure we partner us with suppliers that only use ingredients that are completely safe and healthy for us and the environment.  We are sourcing locally made products as much as possible.  We are making sure all the products we will be selling to our customers are made with care by people who embrace the same values we do.


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Do you prefer using naturally scented or unscented shampoo and body lotions? We are looking into various options. Please share your thoughts!

Rita Myatt on 13th Jan 2019

Generally I prefer to buy unscented, especially for products shared by husband and kids, but it’s nice to have some naturally scented options as well.

Hello Rita, thank you for sharing your thoughts! We are sourcing both options as we agree that it is nice to have the choice. We will see you very soon- thank you for your support!

Andrea Jabour on 8th Jan 2019

Definitely unscented! With the prevalence of essential oils in the market now, more people are able to add oils as they desire for aroma or healing properties.

Hello Andrea, thank you for your feed-back! We will defenitly carry an assortment of unscented products. We look forward to meeting you in person once we open!

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