When I visit Rebuilding Exchange (which we covered in our blog last year I love seeing the raw materials saved from demolished (and soon-to-be demolished) buildings, but I tend to leave empty-handed because I have no idea how to turn anything there into something I would actually put in my home. But I just found out about a non-profit branch of the Rebuilding Exchange, RXMADE. They train people with barriers to employment in furniture making and the result is beautiful custom pieces made from salvaged materials. To check out the offerings, visit the Rebuilding Exchange warehouse or place an order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s the ultimate feel-good purchase: you’re bringing something handmade into your home, helping minimize landfill dumping, and giving money to people who need a hand up. RXMADE has also just partnered with Chicago-based Strand Design to create three special pieces for the home: a modular bookcase, a bottle opener, and a clock. RXMADE is currently holding a Kickstarter campaign to get the line off the ground. Support it by going here.
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