The idea for Resource Revival sprung from the imagination of founder Graham Bergh
in 1991 when
he got a flat tire while biking to his recycling job. That tire's inner tube became a cradle for
his home stereo speakers. After three years of tinkering with other ideas, Resource Revival was born in 1994.
Graham and his team collects tons of discarded bicycle parts every year,
especially bike chain, from bike shops all over the United States. They
clean these chains using mild detergents, sort them into more categories than you can possibly imagine, and
craft them into the cool products like these unique frames.
Resource Revival is located on an old farmstead in rural Oregon. This is
their main design and production workshop:
an existing outbuilding that they
upgraded with insulation, energy efficient lighting, and reclaimed lumber and sheet metal. In addition to the wild flowers, there is a lot of wildlife,
including deer, coyotes, wild turkeys and even an occasional bobcat!
The Resource Revival mission is to create innovative products from recycled
materials, to provide meaningful, living wage jobs, and to have fun.
Graham envisions a sustainable
future where commerce flourishes in a world powered by renewable energy, and where consumers are conscious of the origin of the food they eat, the energy
they consume, and the products they buy. Buying recycled products closes the loop and helps keep used parts out of landfills. It also keeps products made from new
materials from being made in the first place.