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Cutting our way into the new year!

Drew Kraus, a member at NextFab, made these beautiful butcher blocks and cutting boards using reclaimed hardwood found at The Resource Exchange, plus some scrap material collected from NextFab!   “I only got into woodworking mid 2019 but excited to move onto more and bigger projects. I’ll be stopping back in soon for more supplies on next projects!!” To see more of Drew’s work, follow him on Instagram @Drewrk_  NextFab will soon be our neighbors in the 1800 North American Street warehouse!  We are looking forward to seeing how their creative community incorporates reuse into their practices!   

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Soap + The RE!

It’s craft market season! Check out the lovely soaps  from the material conscious vendor and customer of the re, Diana Ford! Diana, who recently moved to Philadelphia from California, has been frequenting our store and incorporating reuse into her entire soap making operation! “I recently moved here from California and have been coming by regularly to collect materials. I am a soap maker and was thrilled to discover your organization,  as I have been frequenting the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse in Oakland for years, and never hoped to find a similar resource here!  I had my first local … Continue reading

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Heaven and Hell at The Resource Exchange!

Members from Burgundy Blue Dance recently stopped by the re looking for some materials to be used in a dance show entitled “Heaven and Hell”. They purchased two wooden doors and ended up transforming them entirely by making pews for their performance!  Burgundy Blue Dance Company is a Contemporary/Jazz Company based in the Philadelphia area founded by Director and Choreographer Sevon Wright.  The company is full of an eclectic group of talented dancers from Philadelphia’s own backyard. More info about Burgundy Blue Dance’s mission can be found here.   Heaven and Hell by Burgundy Blue Dance and is being performed at … Continue reading

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