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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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New Hope Academy + The Resource Exchange

New Hope Academy’s drama program often uses materials found here at The Resource Exchange to build their sets… and they’ve done it once again in their latest production of Up the Down Staircase! In keeping with the spirit of saving materials for creative reuse, program director David Boyd kept some items purchased from The Resource Exchange that he had used to build the sets of previous productions. The faux brick made from recycled cardboard (seen here on the Up the Down Staircase set) was originally purchased for the Academy’s production of 12 Angry Jurors. The set walls were also previously … Continue reading

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’tis the season for Krampus and Mummers!

Around this time of year you hear a whole lot about Santa, but not as much about Krampus, the creature from folklore that deals with the naughty children at Christmas time. Well The Resource Exchange has kept this tradition alive by providing reclaimed materials for a couple Philly Krampus events! Last year, Krampus made an appearance in the Mummer’s Parade, sporting fur that The Resource Exchange salvaged from the set of a major motion picture. The mummers are: Ruthie Schanbacher, Dana Henry, and Ellen Bonett.  Masks made by Kevin Schanbacher and photos taken by Allison Ostertag.  The mummer group is the Vaudevillains. … Continue reading

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