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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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Upcoming Teen Program Using Reclaimed Materials at the Fabric Workshop and Museum !

We’re so thrilled that The Fabric Workshop and Museum regularly uses reclaimed materials in their family programming events! For their upcoming event What Lies Beneath, they created props and costumes using a wide variety of materials found at The Resource Exchange. Participants will be able to see the artwork produced by teens from around the city and have a chance to explore screen printing, button making, or capturing self-portrait imagery in the FWM’s polaroid selfie booth!  What Lies Beneath takes inspiration from their current exhibition Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls, which celebrates the vibrant voices of teens, by inviting them to … Continue reading

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