Christi York is a freelance graphic designer, accessory designer and big believer in recycling, organic food and supporting locally owned designers and businesses.

Her career began in the snowboarding industry (she used to work in-house for Option-NFA) but after spending eight hours a day in front of a computer she decided to try her hand at freelancing. It was a wise decision. Her graphic career is still going strong and now BuenoStyle, her sideline passion started as a way to work with her hands, is taking off.

If BuenoStyle has a mandate - it’s that you don’t have to look like to hippy just because you care about the environment.

Christi uses recycled, vintage and eco-concious materials wherever possible. Former accessory lines included one of a kind “rescued sweater” scarves made from thrift store wool sweaters and leather cuffs and earrings made from scrap leather castoffs. And of course, the now infamous “eat organic” screen printed line of organic cotton panties!

Her latest BuenoStyle line of vintage re-worked jewelry launched in January 2007 to an amazing response! Using vintage “dead stock” beads and brass stampings from the 1920’s to the 80’s, combined with authentic vintage finds such as skeleton keys and thrifted items makes for unique pieces. People are intrigued and delighted by the “narrative” theme of the line. Many of the pieces seem to have a story behind them, or invite you to make up your own story.

Christi is also the founder and organizer of a yearly gift market that takes place in Vancouver - the Green Christmas Gift Market: A celebration of stylishly sustainable gifts.

She is on the Fashion High board of members (www.fashionhigh.ca) and helps organize their market events.

In between creating jewelry and organizing craft markets, she manages to find time to work for www.modernurbanguides.com as a photographer as well.
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