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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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The Resource Exchange + The University of the Arts

We’re really excited about our new partnership with the University of the Arts Theatre Design and Technology department. Associate Professor Nick Embree  (above, picking up reclaimed muslin from our shop) and Kata Kolb, the Charge Scenic at The Walnut Street Theatre, have started teaching the Scenic Painting course using materials from The Resource Exchange. The Resource Exchange has saved thousands of pounds of lauan, imported tropical plywood used to build film and theatre sets. Students at Uarts are now learning the importance of minimizing the waste of this valuable material by using our reclaimed pieces for their sample boards. Along with lauan, we save hundreds … Continue reading

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