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Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Grand reOpening Weekend! We had a great panel discussion on how to make great costumes and art for the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby. Special thanks to all the people who helped make this event possible like Philadelphia Brewing Company for donating refreshments, Henry from New Kensington Community Development Corporation for organizing the derby discussion, our fried pie friends from PieStand, and of course everyone who came and donated!     Plus an extra special thanks to friend Nic Justice for making a this short video about The Resource Exchange. Keep a lookout for his … Continue reading

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Want to be a Kinetic Pilot?

As part of The Resource Exchange’s Grand re-Opening Weekend Celebration, we’re having folks from The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby in the store tomorrow to talk about how they built and decorated their winning kinetic sculptures and costumes! Are you planning on joining the Derby this year, or do you just think the event is really cool? Come to our store tomorrow from 3pm-5pm to meet and pick the brains of past Derby winners, and get ideas for your sculptures and costumes by browsing our inventory of unique reclaimed materials from the film and theatre industries. How could you incorporate… large … Continue reading

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Free Coffee! Artist Kathryn Sclavi and The Resource Exchange

Local artist Kathryn Sclavi came into the shop this week to pick up some fabric for her free pop up coffee shop. The coffee shop will be popping up in a vacant lot in Philadelphia this summer. Rather than allow debris to fill the lot like so many other lots in Philadelphia, Kate is turning both the lot and Philadelphia’s waste into a new resource for the community. Such upcycling of Philadelphia’s materials is what we are all about here at the resource exchange. We can’t wait to see how the project turns out! Check out the pop up coffee … Continue reading

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