CRAFT contributor Autumn Wiggins writes:
The Upcycle Exchange is a pilot program that realizes some of the concepts I wrote about in Craft: Vol. 9’s “Crafting a Green World” article. I compile a wish-list of specific items local indie crafters are looking for on our website, and when people donate items to us, we offer them a discount on our handmade goods. We have been running the program successfully for over a year now, collecting and distributing at many local indie craft shows. Recently, we’ve moved into a small distribution center and have started enlisting local businesses as drop-off locations. Later this year, I will be publishing detailed “schematics” for running the program, essentially open-sourcing it. This Sunday, we happen to be hosting a open house at our distribution location!
The Upcycle Exchange Green CrafTea Open House
Sunday, March 28th 12-4pm
3022A Cherokee St., St Louis MO
From the pages of CRAFT, Volume 09: