Reuse leads to reducing waste, and we think that is always worthy of rejoicing.

We prioritize reusable products at Mindful Merchant and do our best to return, reuse, or repurpose packaging we receive (ex. in-store signage, business cards, wrapping for customers, etc.). Some of our vendors, like Fillaree from Durham, let us return all packaging materials back to them so they can clean & reuse for other clients. We are also excited to start offering community exchange programs.


Our first community exchange program is for containers/jars/bottles. If you have any extra containers that you think could be of use to someone else, please consider donating them to us. We only ask that they are clean, dry, odor-free, and have a lid. Popular donated containers are glass and plastic jars ranging from 8 to 24oz, but we'll consider anything that could be useful! Donations that pass inspection are washed again and made available for anyone to use for free. Donation drop-offs are accepted by the staff at the checkout counter during normal business hours. 



If you have any tote bags that you no longer need, feel free to bring them by! If they are clean and in good enough condition, we'd love to add to our Community Tote Exchange and make them available for free for any customers to use. 

We plan to start more exchange programs, so please let us know if you have any suggestions!