The Resource Exchange receives Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant!

We are proud to announce that The Resource Exchange received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts PPA Project Stream grant! The award will help support our reCreate Program which was started to promote creative reuse in the arts. We do this by featuring the work of one artist per month who uses reclaimed materials in our store gallery space, by organizing one free or low cost  workshop per month that focuses on creative reuse, and by tracking, sharing, and writing about customers who creatively reuse our materials in the visual and performing arts. Stop by our in store gallery and … Continue reading

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City of Brotherly Love Art Slide Dress!

Emily Oluoch, a Fashion Design senior at Moore College of Art & Design, came to The Resource Exchange to find unique materials to design a garment inspired by the city of brotherly love as part of Moore’s annual Jumpstart show. She chose the Philadelphia Museum of Art for her inspiration…and art slides!   “The Slides purchased at Resource Exchange accentuated the organza and tulle that were lit up by LED lights. The back of the garment’s opening, emulate the large doors at the PMA. The flowing train represents the steps welcoming the viewer to engage with the work. The garment in … Continue reading

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Kind Spirit Clothing uses reclaimed fabric pieces!

The Kind Spirit Company’s Cimone dropped into The Resource Exchange last week to rummage through our huge selection of fabrics that are priced at just $1/lb during the month of October. She was able to find a great stack of patterns that will add to her unique children’s clothing line! Cimone says, “Thanks to The Resource Exchange I am able to reuse fabrics that would otherwise have been trashed. Up cycling is so incredibly important to me and I’m able now to create and up cycle within my clothing line.” We’re thrilled to be able to provide reclaimed materials for … Continue reading

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