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Lindsay Holmes of MapleXO

Photograph By Courtesy MapleXO

MapleXO was founded in 2005 by Lindsay Holmes. The avid skateboarder had already transformed old boards into a clock and a coat rack before she began hanging wood scraps on earring wire. After a chance encounter with skateboard manufacturer Paul Schmitt of PS Stix, the two realized that they had a shared ambition: to keep the waste associated with making skateboards out of landfills. Using PS Stix's abundant manufacturing leftovers, MapleXO has grown its offerings to include home items including the "Skate Lamp," which transcends imagination.