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Creative Reuse with The Fabric Workshop and Museum Family Programs!

On Friday, June 29th, teens used reclaimed materials from The Resource Exchange for The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Teen Program: Feeling Free! A patch making activity inspired by Ursula von Rydingsvard’s collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental-sized leather motorcycle jacket. Photos from the workshop by Carlos Avendaño. We’re thrilled that the art and craft supplies that we diverted from landfill are being reused by such a great arts and education organization. FWM will continue promoting creative reuse in their educational programs by supplying workshop participants with reclaimed materials from our store during their next workshop too! Is your family … Continue reading

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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

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Salvaged Set Materials in Local School Production of Macbeth!

Here at the re, many of our customers are teachers…and they’re always reusing the materials we’ve salvaged in creative ways!   One local teacher, Meghan, found fabric and a ton of cardboard tubes (which are in endless supply here, and only 50¢!) and knew they’d be the perfect materials for her school’s upcoming production of Macbeth. Check out the students creating the spooky set from reclaimed materials! “The story of Macbeth takes place in a forest and for our design, we made it a ghost forest where the witches lurk. The tubes I received from The Resource Exchange allowed us to create trees … Continue reading

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