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Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture + the re

When a member of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture came into our store and said they could use some of the music stands we saved from a movie set – it was music to our ears!  Al-Bustan offers Philadelphia artistic and educational programming rooted in Arabic arts and language.  They had this to say about their re shopping experience:  “We are astounded with the amount of goodies that Resource Exchange has and you’ll never know what you may need unless you step in.” “‘Al-Bustan,’ Arabic for ‘The Garden,’ serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting … Continue reading

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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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Creative Reuse Replica: “BEAUTY ROUTINE” music video by Mothers features thoughtfully reused materials

Customer Kristine Leschper of Mothers made a replica of herself with what she found in our shop in their new music video “BEAUTY ROUTINE” that just premiered on Consequence of Sound. Leschper says, “BEAUTY ROUTINE talks about inhabiting a body or selfhood which, upon self-examination, becomes increasingly jarring or unrecognizable. It explores the idea of semantic satiation as applied to obsessive rituals, especially those associated with ‘beauty’ and physicality, where repetition leads to a loss of meaning and cognitive recognition.”  The replica used in the video was made from plaster, canvas strips, cotton batting, and acrylic paint that came from The Resource Exchange.  … Continue reading

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