I am always amazed every time I come into work at The Resource Exchange. It’s like Christmas walking through and seeing what’s new! Not only is this place visually pleasing with all the fabulous materials, it’s making a huge difference … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
There’s more than one way to ride a bike in style. A few weeks back, our friends Samantha and James [of Mr. and Mrs. Magoo's Traveling Trash Puppet Circus] created this gorgeous mascot-style Grumpy Cat with reclaimed faux fur from … Continue reading
Melissa Maddonni Haims a fiber artist based in Philadelphia. She uses alternative — mostly recycled, reclaimed + rescued — materials, specifically vintage fabrics and yarn, to create large scale crochet + knit installations. While the majority of her work shows … Continue reading
Dalyn Montgomery took the reclaimed canvas pictured above — originally from a film set — and reused it as a painting surface. This endeavor involved extra reuse skills because the canvas had a hole in one corner. Dalyn was up … Continue reading
[Suggested soundtrack for this post: SAIL by AWOLNATION] This is the first thing I think of when I think fabric + bicycle. And amazingly cool though a sailbike might be, it isn’t the only way to use fabric in your … Continue reading
We’re looking forward to joining The Philadelphia Artist Collective [PAC] for their production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Knowing the PAC, it will be a great show. It’s especially nice to have a chance to see one of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading
We spent a few hours last week sorting fabric, trying to get some of the smaller bits into packages that show off how awesome — and worth reusing — they are. As part of this, Ali [one of two new … Continue reading
Sarah Schimeneck, modeling her bow, made by The Resource Exchange out of vintage puce silk, $0.50. Legitimately excited (as clearly documented in photograph..!)
Rachel Schaffran used salvaged materials from The Resource Exchange for this installation piece in the show, Recipro-city, at The Painted Bride.
re•created by Laura Semmelroth, this beautiful wall hanging was made from silkscreened fabric remnants The Resource Exchange salvaged from the deinstallation of the recent Miss Rockaway Armada exhibit.
These pillows were made to go with their kotatsu, a Japanese heated table, also made with reclaimed materials from The Resource Exchange! (re•created by Vinni Cheng and Aaron Fleury)