Who would of have known that inside a seemingly abandoned warehouse, in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, an Urban outfitters production house was right in our neighborhood. Well we didn’t, until a visit from our friend Daren from Rothco. He mentioned that he has a friend in the area who works for Urbs. Once we were introduced to Joey there was an instant connection. Joey introduced us to Aaron the current buyer for Urban Renewal and the rest of the creative staff. This group of artist and pickers work under the banner of Urban Renewal. The pieces are totally one-of-a-kind, handcrafted in Philadelphia from vintage dead-stock and surplus materials sourced from around the world. So the degrees of separation have been lifted and like minded neighbors are united! We were inspired to learn that what we thought was a new trend, from reworking vintage and recycling source material, was the practice of Urban Outfitters for the past 20 years. Just when we thought we’ve invented a wheel, we learned that there’s nothing new, it’s only renewal.
Search + Rescue x Urban Renewal collaboration;
From the Images of Labor collection by The Search and Rescue Squad. Search + Rescue Images of Labor collection was Inspired by the history of industrialization; translated to recycled vintage dry goods.
check out some behind the scenes footage of the Urban Renewal design studio.
You can count on the Villa for setting the stage for local talent. Offering shelf life for local talent takes commitment to the community. The Villa brought together in one room the Home Sewn collaboration. Some of the coolest brands producing locally, curated by Shawn Pullam , The Villa head buyer. Brands including Search+Rescue, Kings Rule Together, Astronaut, Geek, Abstract Thought, and Nice Things. The Villa organized a private showing of new ideas to their management and regional buyers. Allowing the brands to educate them on their product and expose new trends through merchandising. Through initiatives such as this, the Locals may have just the support needed to drive sales and bring brand awareness . See more Continue reading “S+R Drygoods | The Villa Mngrs meeting Phila. | private show”
The Urban Summer Market was the coolest market we vended all summer. Stu from Three potato four recommended that we were invited along with a well curated list of talent. The Naval Yard is an Oasis of Art and Style. It seemed that the most stylish and creative people Philadelphia has to offer gathered together for lunch. We were surrounded by huge docked naval ships and large Industrial re-purposed sculptures. And the coolest part of all was all of the new amazing friends we made. The event truly lifted a few degrees of separation, learning that alot of people did not live too far from us in Port Richmond. Sometimes a proper medium is all you need to gather local like minds. See more pics… Continue reading “Search+Rescue the Naval Yard | Urbn Summer MRKT Photos”
We are proud to announce our invitation to vend at URBN’s summer markets, at Urbn’s home office this year. The market is going to be an ever-changing market of makers, artists, shops, designers, purveyors of food, found objects, clothing and quality goods. They plan to have a different mix of vendors each week to keep the markets exciting for both the sellers and buyers. The … Continue reading Search and Rescue | Urbn’s Summer market at The Naval Yard
The Brooklyn Flea Philly organized a well curated event in the courtyard of the Piazza at Schmidts. The Bkflea really put on a show with nice food vendors, D.J Questlove spinning on the ones and twos, and some of the strongest vendors in the area. The people enjoyed really good vibes and were motivated to spend. The report came back that not one vendor complained. So I guess you know who won this double header! The Brooklyn Flea did a very good job introducing style to the flea market experience here in Philadelphia. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to properly expose the inner-city talent. We just hope this wasn’t just another social media hype, our attendance will be consistent at both Phila Flea market and Bkflea Philly for the duration of the summer. Continue to show your local support and attend the local flea markets in your area. Keep up the Search!
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