The Upcycle Exchange in St. Louis

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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
Finder’s Hive
3022A Cherokee St., St Louis MO

From the pages of CRAFT, Volume 09:


Craft a Green World by Autumn Wiggins, pg. 38. Preview in the digital edition, or grab the back issue in the Maker Shed!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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