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10 Years of The Resource Exchange!

Did you know that The Resource Exchange is 10 Years Old?! Starting this month and throughout the next year we’ll be celebrating 10 years of diverting creative materials from landfill! In 2009 our Executive Director Karyn Gerred founded The Resource Exchange and began our organization’s first program, reSETS, which targeted waste materials specifically generated from the entertainment industry. On the set of our first major film strike, we saved over 25 tons of the lumber with a local union film crew. Gerred also worked with The Greater Philadelphia Film Office to write the SETS (Setting Entertainment Toward Sustainability) Guide, as … Continue reading

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Creator Rewards!

Have you made something out of materials you found at The Resource Exchange? We want to hear about it! Sewn something with reclaimed fabric? Fixed something with salvaged lumber? Decorated for an event with props we saved from a film? You’re an artist, maker, doer, DIYer, teacher and we want to know how you’re using the materials we divert from landfill! email your photo and a description of how you creatively reused our materials in your project and we’ll send you a discount code that will save you 10% on a future purchase at our NEW LOCATION! email photos to … Continue reading

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Reclaimed costumes in Shrek Musical at J.R. Masterman School!

We were thrilled when the  Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School came to the re for materials to create costumes for their latest production, Shrek the Musical! Part of our mission at The Resource Exchange is to inspire more sustainable practices within the local arts and to divert reusable materials away from landfill making them more affordable and accessible to artists, students, educators, & makers of all kinds.  The local production required lots of help from a group of parents and students volunteering their time to create over 130 costumes for 90+ actors! Reclaimed fabric trim and faux fur … Continue reading

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