Redemption is a labor of love...
born from a CA native, Australian transplant, and our pit/dachshund lovechild. I (Tammy) am a local San Jose born and bred native. My mother was a maker so my appreciation for handmade is essentially innate, and Dave went through the Steiner (Waldorf) School system in Australia which exposed him to the arts from a young age. We met in 2013 while I was living in Australia and instantly connected over our shared love of art, slow fashion, sustainable living, and travel. When we explore new places we always seek to support the local makers and small businesses in that area.
Our passions for shopping small and sustainably minded is what inspired us to open Redemption. Dave moved here in 2015 so we could pursue our dream of opening a shop that embodied how we personally want to live and spend. We believe we cast a vote for the world we want with every dollar and hoped to curate a space for the likeminded. From day one it was our goal to highlight local makers while connecting with and giving back to our community. The products we carry are all created by California small businesses, many of which we use on the daily.
We opened our Campbell shop in 2015, Los Gatos in 2018, then Santa Cruz at the height of the pandemic in late 2020. We recently made the decision to scale back to just Campbell in hopes of spending more quality time with each other and our international families. At the request of many who have moved out of the area and others in town visiting, we‘re thrilled to finally be online and share some of our favorite and most popular products here 8 years later! Every purchase truly means the world to our little family and community of makers, we hope you find our selection as special as we do.
With gratitude always,
Tammy, David, & Boomerang 💕