TREE, the eco-friendly furniture gallery that restored Tacoma’s former Nisqually Power Station, has announced the date of its grand opening: Thursday, Oct. 5.
The company’s founder, former attorney Nicole Wakley, moved from London to Hong Kong to pursue her legal career, only to find her true calling in sustainable interior style and “eco-chic.” She started the company in 2005, following the success of the firm’s flagship store in Hong Kong with four other locations in Asia.
The Tacoma store is the company’s entry into the American market, with Wakley and her family moving to Washington. The location will be stocked with, among others, handcrafted sofas made with sustainable wool varieties and organic fabrics; rugs woven from jute, seagrass and upcycled denim; and luxury throws made with upcycled yarn and recycled plastic bottles.
The store’s grand opening will be an invitation-only event, with TREE, true to its name, pledging to plant a tree sapling for every guest who attends.
For more on TREE, check out the story on the company in a recent issue of South Sound BIZ magazine.