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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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From Film to Theater – Found Fringe Style!

Found Theater Company often uses salvaged, reclaimed, and reused materials to make the sets and props of their productions, photo shoots, and video trailers. Not only is the reuse of material more economical for a smaller company, but it’s also way better for the environment than buying new. In fact, they’ve been using materials from The Resource Exchange for so many years, that we featured the ensemble of theatre makers as our reCreate Artists of August 2015! You can see how they used materials in productions from 2013-now on their Featured Artist Page on our website. And now Found is … Continue reading

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Last Call at Little Berlin features reused tubes!

LAST CALL MAY 6- 31, 2017 Curated by L. Kasterns, L. Leyden, and A.V. Wagner You can still catch the exhibit Last Call at Little Berlin this week! The artworks were made in part with reclaimed tubes found here at The Resource Exchange. The tubes came from the set of the Arden Theatre Company’s production of Robin Hood, and have been reused in TONS of art projects since the set came down in 2012. You can read the reuse stories of the tubes – like how they were repainted for set dec on the film Split, used in homes,  and other … Continue reading

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