Category Archives: film/theatre set materials

The Resource Exchange + The Arden Theatre Company: Celebrating Years of Saving Sets!

In 2012 The Resource Exchange and The Arden Theatre Company saved tons of lengths of rough cut poplar and giant barn doors from their production of Charlotte’s Web. Donating the lumber to The Resource Exchange instead of sending it to landfill enabled our creative customers to reuse the wood in local projects. The barn doors were given a second life in The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s warehouse space, and we were thrilled when Little Berlin decided to use the poplar to build their community vegetable garden. The lumber was used in a number of interior design projects, furniture, and even in the … 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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