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Making Materials Matter

As makers, we can make a lot of waste. But there are creative solutions for artists and fabricators, from sourcing more sustainable materials to diverting reusable resources from the waste stream. This week, NextFab and The Resource Exchange got together to host an open forum focused on sustainability in the arts. Local artists, organizations, businesses, and city representatives discussed the benefits and challenges of making sustainably. Moderated by Grid Magazine‘s Alex Mulcahy, the panel of special guests led the room in talking about art and its contributions to the waste stream. Attendees and panel members alike shared their experiences of … Continue reading

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The Resource Exchange + Kevin O’Brien Studios

When we received the donation of burnout velvet remnants from local manufacturer Kevin O’Brien Studio, we knew there would be a lot of really interesting projects made from them. But as thrilled as we were to receive the donation, we are also excited about why we’re not likely to see any more of it come our way. Textile manufacturers who are committed to lessoning their environmental footprint are really rare, and we are very fortunate to have one right here in our Philly backyard! From their website:  “We’ve been inventing and building new equipment that has allowed us to make … Continue reading

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