Local School PTA Auctions reMade Artwork!

The PTA at Independence Charter School (ICS) held a silent auction last month to benefit their Fine Arts Fund. Students creatively used old player piano rolls that were found at The Resource Exchange and reMade beautiful pieces of art that were auctioned off for the benefit.    ICS is a “community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners.” We’re so impressed with the school’s creative reuse and glad these rolls were able to benefit Philadelphia arts education. Congratulations on a successful fundraiser!

Filed under Art from the Arts, art/craft materials, arts education, classroom/office supplies, collage/assemblage, creative reuse Ideas, events | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Local School PTA Auctions reMade Artwork!

The Repurpose Project: Temple U’s Sustainable Event Management Course visits the re!

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management partnered with The Resource Exchange to create The Repurpose Project. The Project is part of the Sustainable Event Management Course within the Event Leadership Certificate. The overall goal of STHM Sustainable Event Management course is to better educate students about environmentally friendly initiatives in the event and meeting planning industry. Students are provided with resources and tools to needed to become socially responsible future leaders of event and meeting industry. The Repurpose Project is a great way for STHM to Partner with a community leader in sustainability. And we’re so glad … Continue reading

Filed under art/craft materials, arts education, classroom/office supplies, creative reuse Ideas, events, re•Created, salvage, upcycled | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Repurpose Project: Temple U’s Sustainable Event Management Course visits the re!

Sustainable Fashion at And We Evolve!

“What if instead of buying more, we took care of what we already owned, borrowed or rented what we wanted to try, and bought only what we loved?” The Resource Exchange is crushing on these amazing women making sustainability in Philadelphia fashion a priority! Meet co-founders of And We Evolve, Liz Funk and Alisha Ebling. “And We Evolve is a Philadelphia ecommerce community that is pioneering ‘community-supported apparel.’ The goal is to inspire women to change their shopping habits, by building their wardrobes primarily with secondhand pieces, and supplementing with new athletic gear, intimate apparel, and occasional ‘trend’ pieces as necessary. This will ease the … Continue reading

Filed under Fashion, Local businesses, rare or vintage | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Sustainable Fashion at And We Evolve!