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A creative reuse center near me map resource!

A creative reuse center near me map resource!

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A custom map and international list of creative reuse centers – stores that sell upcycled materials, craft supplies, and more!

A creative reuse center near me map resource!

If you’re googling ‘ creative reuse center near me ‘ hopefully you’ll find my page! This amazing organization concept can be tough to track down because they all have different names. After stumbling on one while traveling, I decided to make a map that makes it easier to map them out. There is also an organized list below – please leave a comment if I’ve missed any that you know of! If you don’t know what a creative reuse center is, keep reading and I’ll explain.

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These centers serve as secondhand stores for traditional arts and crafts supplies alongside ‘upcycled’ materials that are great for projects like plastic spools, factory offcuts of fabric or leather, old CDs, bottle tops, and more! They serve to keep things out of a landfill and often run creative classes and workshops. They’re a great place to look for creative inspiration or to pass along your old supplies or recyclables!

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You often pay by the pound or there is a flat rate to fill a bag, making it a really affordable way to get crafty. I’ve been to two in the past and stumbled on the most recent one by chance, so I decided to make a map of where all the active ones were so I could check it when we traveled! Please leave a comment if you know of one that I didn’t include.

I also noted thrift stores that are more traditional without the upcycled materials, just to keep it green!

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A creative reuse center near me map resource!

First, a list state by state (and international countries too) – keep scrolling to see the map at the end!

Please note that:

  • I will keep this list as updated as I can via comments or feedback, but always double check before stopping by!
  • Many of these places also offer workshops and classes!

Alaska

  • Upcycle Annex (craft supplies only, no upcycleables)- Fairbanks, AK (this was submitted by someone who works there, she affirmed that it was open to the public and included some craft supplies!)

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Florida

Idaho

Iowa

Illinois

Georgia

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

  • ricRACK (fabric ONLY, no upcycle-ables or craft supplies) – New Orleans, LA

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Make & Mend (craft & sewing supplies ONLY, no upcycle-ables)- Somerville, MA
  • Swanson’s Fabric (fabric ONLY, no upcycle-ables or craft supplies)- Turners Falls, MA

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

New York

North Carolina

  • Reconsidered Goods – Greensboro, NC
  • The Scrap Exchange – Durham, NC
  • Village Fabric Shop (fabric ONLY, no upcycle-ables or craft supplies, a portion of a regular fabric store) – Winston-Salem, NC

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • Sew Bewitching (fabric/sewing stuff ONLY, no upcycle-ables or craft supplies)- Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Outside the US

yes, I know these are large countries and I could be more specific, but I’m not confident selecting out cities/provinces/what have you so just check the map please 🙂

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Julia

Friday 21st of October 2022

There’s a wonderful 2nd hand / consignment fabric shop called Our Fabric Stash in the Pike Place Market in Seattle!

https://ourfabricstash.com

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Thursday 13th of October 2022

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Sherrie Zeitlin

Monday 10th of October 2022

As I was tearing across America this summer I stopped into scrapskc in Kansas City, Missouri. Great place fabulous mission collecting art supplies selling them and helping the homeless.

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 11th of October 2022

love to hear that!!

Jeorjia

Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Retake/ Remake in Peekskill New York!

https://www.retake-remake.org/

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 11th of October 2022

got them added, thank you!!

Stacey Stone

Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Hi- Love your list! Thank you for compiling it! Please add LEX Center for Creative Reuse in Lexington, KY lexcreativereuse.com

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 11th of October 2022

got them added, thank you!!

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