Inspired by Fashion: Creative Reuse at the PMA!

Fiber artist Eric Anthony Berdis recently shared his creative reuse talents to inspire these capes made with patches designed by Eric and reclaimed materials at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Family Festival! The Family Festival took place on the Pay What You Wish Sunday at the museum in December. Visitors and their families were invited to participate in this workshop inspired by Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now. The exhibit features “how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form.” “Family Festivals showcase local and nationally … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Material in Industrial Design

It’s always exciting to see the creative ways our customers are able to reuse the materials that we divert from landfill. Part of our mission here at The Resource Exchange is to support local artists, designers, and makers of all kinds who employ creative reuse in their projects. We believe that prioritizing sustainable solutions in design is important for our climate’s future, and a big part of that has to be reuse.  Resource Exchange customer and Senior Industrial Design Major at The University of the Arts, Jose Carpena, demonstrated these ideals in his most recent project. Carpena often puts sustainability at … Continue reading

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A Community Celebration with Greenworks Review!

Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability released the latest issue of their annual magazine Greenworks Review this week! The Resource Exchange team joined local educators and environmental advocates in the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership’s Climate City to celebrate and reflect on the many ways Philadelphians are working towards a more just and environmentally friendly future.  The Greenworks Review put a spotlight on environmental education for the youth of Philadelphia as well as adults through community-led projects. The organizations in Climate City each featured a different hands-on activity to help visitors understand what climate change means for them, and what they can do about … Continue reading

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