Alex Eaves is a reuse expert, filmmaker and also the owner and founder of STAY VOCAL. He came up with the original idea for the brand in 2003, as he wanted to create a skateboard and apparel brand that promoted ideas for positive change. At the same time, Alex also saw the mass production and destruction of new merchandise and learned disturbing facts about waste in the textile industry.
In 2008, Eaves converted STAY VOCAL into a reuse apparel brand and won a "best small business idea" award and $20,000 prize for the concept. Unfortunately, most of the money went to pay off the debt from the skateboards. At that time, Eaves also began what he calls “the reuse life;” avoiding disposables and finding reuse solutions for his needs and wants. The following year Eaves began giving talks and leading workshops around the U.S.
In 2015, Eaves released the documentary, REUSE. Because You Can't Recycle The Planet. Since the release, Eaves has traveled the U.S. extensively for screenings and talks. The film has been viewed in over 25 countries and has been nominated for multiple film festivals. In 2017, he and tiny house expert Derek "Deek" Diedricksen collaborated to build the REUSE! Box Truck tiny house, where Eaves has lived and traveled in since. Alex grew up in Norwell, MA and now divides his time between Massachusetts and traveling the country.
Learn more about Alex at alexaves.com.