Growing up, Katrina Huang was always surrounded by greenery — in fact, she owes her love of plants to her mother’s green thumb. But in her search for foliage-friendly accessories and decor for her first apartment, she felt the options were sparse. So, she started her business, Viridi (which means “green” in Latin), in 2020 to offer a range of sustainable and handmade finds for plant enthusiasts like herself. “I decided to work with artisans in Vietnam because they had a lot of great boho-inspired wicker and rattan planters,” says the 25-year-old Chinese-Canadian business owner.
While waiting for her planters to arrive, Katrina started an obsession with thrifting. “There’s a ton of quality items that people are just throwing away,” she says. So she also began selling curated vintage decor. “I want Virdi to be a go-to marketplace for thrifting, so that we keep the circular economy going, and we bring new life to these old goods that really look good as new,” she says.
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