Category Archives: Local businesses

Making Materials Matter

As makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions for artists and fabricators, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. This week, NextFab and The Resource Exchange got together to host an open forum focused on sustainability in the arts. Local artists, organizations, businesses, and city representatives discussed the benefits and challenges of making sustainably. Moderated by Grid Magazine‘s Alex Mulcahy, the panel of special guests led the room in talking about art and its contributions to the waste stream. Attendees and panel members alike shared their experiences of … Continue reading

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We’re Expanding and Moving in 2019!

The Resource Exchange and the NextFab North maker space are moving to 1800 N. American Street, a 60,000+ square foot building along the American Street Improvement Project Corridor, as both organizations prepare to scale. This synergistic collaboration will leverage the strengths of both of our organizations by combining NextFab’s tools, technology, and training with The Resource Exchange’s reclaimed materials and sustainable arts mission and programs. The large industrial scale of this new location provides an increased footprint for both organizations, including multiple loading docks, a large shared parking lot, and enough square footage for additional aligned subtenants. NextFab will offer expanded departments including … Continue reading

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Sustainable Fashion at And We Evolve!

“What if instead of buying more, we took care of what we already owned, borrowed or rented what we wanted to try, and bought only what we loved?” The Resource Exchange is crushing on these amazing women making sustainability in Philadelphia fashion a priority! Meet co-founders of And We Evolve, Liz Funk and Alisha Ebling. “And We Evolve is a Philadelphia ecommerce community that is pioneering ‘community-supported apparel.’ The goal is to inspire women to change their shopping habits, by building their wardrobes primarily with secondhand pieces, and supplementing with new athletic gear, intimate apparel, and occasional ‘trend’ pieces as necessary. This will ease the … Continue reading

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