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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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Pennsylvania School for the Deaf + The Resource Exchange

We always say, “you never know what you’re going to find here at the re,” and often it’s just the thing you’re looking for! Like in the case of Lauren Stitchter, local art teacher and leader of the 3D art elective at The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. The school offers both 2D and 3D art classes, and each year the focus of the class is chosen by the students. This year the 3D class decided they wanted to explore fashion design, so Lauren taught skills that might be useful, like dying fabric. Lauren says, “I had seen dye around in … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Success

A couple months back, Kathryn Sclavi came by our store to pick up some reclaimed fabric for her temporary summer long Freeshop Coffeeshop. Now that the summer’s over, the project has come to an end. The tent looked great. Sclavi stitched the tent together with reclaimed fabric from our shop. She also used milk crates for seats, crocheted scrap fabric for seat pads and  sawhorses and a door panel for a table. It’s great to see materials being reclaimed and put back to use in the community! If you missed your free coffee and didn’t get to see the coffeeshop, … Continue reading

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