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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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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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