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One Year reLocation Celebration!

April 12th is the ONE YEAR anniversary of our big move to 2nd and Cecil B. Moore! With your support, just look at what you’ve helped us transform this formerly neglected Kensington warehouse into:     So to thank all of you for helping us make our first year in Kensington such a success, any customer or donor who wishes us a “Happy One Year Anniversary!” on April 12th will get  an additional 10% off of our already discounted materials!

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karyn & Alison moving stuff

Celebrating Women in Creative Reuse!

Creative reuse organizations across the country improve the environment, enhance the arts and culture of their communities, and contribute to local, sustainable economies. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to shine a spotlight on three major creative reuse organizations in Pennsylvania. Why? Because all three organizations were started by women, are lead by women, and have mostly women on staff. Here’s a little bit about the centers, their histories, and the three creative-environmental-grant-writing-heavy-lifting-problem-solving women who make them work. Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non profit that operates with a staff and board of directors that is made … Continue reading

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Neumann University:Proof faux brick theatre set 2

The Resource Exchange + Neumann University

In February, The Neumann University Players put on a production of the award winning play, Proof, byDavid Auburn. The simple but effective set included salvaged set  materials that the designers found here at The Resource Exchange. Take a look at these pictures – recognize anything from our store? Ok, let’s try taking a closer look… Hey, that’s our reclaimed faux brick! We have sheets of recycled cardboard brick that we saved from the set of a major motion picture. The designers for the production bought a few sheets here instead of buying it new, and repainted it to match their design. … Continue reading

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