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ReMake “Where resourcefulness and creativity collide.”

re•make  has been a passion project of the ladies at Actual Industries for awhile now. We are excited to have Daria O'Neill, from 105.1 THE BUZZ, as the Host of the show. Joining Daria are local artists and crafty types, such as Jen Neitzel, Shannon Henry, Evan Dumas, Issac Watson, Cari Carter, Jacob Lupton and Steve Davee. Each of these people bring a ton of innovative energy and resourcefulness that we can not wait to capture.  We are also excited to have ADX Portland, who are graciously allowing us to shoot in their incredible work space, partnering with us.  Last but not least, from the very beginning Scrap Action has had our back. They donated  materials for us to use in our auditions as well as for the show. We are surrounded by so much creativity it is overwhelming.

By contributing to this fund raiser you will be helping us purchase some of the recycled items we will be using for this project. We also will be renting some much needed equipment and lighting gear to capture this creative construction collaboration. Please if you can give $1, $5, or $10, whatever you can, it will be very much appreciated. Thank you so much!

Here is a summary of the show:

You might have heard the phrase "Keep Portland Weird." There is a reason this town has that mantra. Portlanders tend to look at things a little differently. Where one might see junk, we see opportunity. People in this area value the crafty spirit. Maybe it’s our pioneer backbone that still lingers from our trailblazing forefathers. You may not have grown up knowing how to build your own bike, brew your own beer, or make your own clothes, but if you live in the Northwest, you’re bound to meet others who do, and will gladly show you how. This is what re•make is all about: embracing this sense of community and the artistic ability that lives in all of us.

We will choose 6 “re•makers from the creative community for each episode. We will not divide them into teams; instead, we will encourage them to collaborate on the challenge. Each crafty contestant selected for the project will bring a unique skill set to the team. This will push the participants to draw upon each others strengths in order to be successful. They will have two days to work on the project under the watchful eyes of the show’s project mentor and Host. There will be no wallflowers on this show!  The team will be given a $100 budget along with one main recycled item that they will use in conjunction with the project challenge. The money allocated to the challenge will be kept low intentionally so that the re•makers will have to conceive of creative ways to re-purpose the unconventional theme item that they are being asked to use.

Prior to each episode a community project or charity will be chosen and matched with a re•make team. The team will collaborate to construct a much needed item, from recycled materials, for the chosen charity. We want to demonstrate how easy it can be to work with your "neighbors" on a community project.  The re•makers are allowed to cleverly source materials from hardware stores, junkyards, thrift shops, craft stores, friends, family, and even Craigslist. Beyond staying within budget and on schedule, the only limit the team faces with each project is on their own imaginations.

It is our love of the arts and craft movement and the amazing work of the many artisans across the country that inspired us to produce this show. Because Portland is such an imaginative community, we think this is a great city to launch the show. We want to showcase and share these inspiring regional stories in a creative way.  Keeping with our own commitment to recycling, we are passionate about re-purposing materials to create these project pieces as part of the message. Educating others on how to reuse items can be both entertaining and educational to our audience.

In these tight economic times, we are all trying to be resourceful and come up with alternative ways to make something new out of something old. Not only is it good for the environment to re-purposed materials, but it also shows how one can think out­side the box to discover new uses for an old object. This is when the re•make spirit kicks in. Generations before us had to make do with what was at their disposal, and so can we.

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$10 or more - re.make button pack. Six assorted re.make buttons. Featuring re•make Actual Industries, Scrap, ADX, and eyesaflame. + a bonus "mystery button!

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$10 or more - Button and stick from ADX Portland.

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$10 or more - Paper Funeral Diorama from Criminal Crafts.

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$15 or more - 7-day sponsor ad placement (144x144 image with link) on DIY Alert valid any week other than Nov-Dec. +re•make button six pack.

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$15 or more - Monkeys in Hats! Six assorted blank greeting cards, featuring one monkey on each card.

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$20 or more - Four bars of handmade soap from Janey at Scrubology Soap Co. 

1) Lavender Fields: Coconut, olive & castor oils, cocoa & shea butters, color, phalate-free fragrance, silk. 

2) Spin Cycle: Olive, coconut, rice bran, palm & palm kernel oils, shea butter,phalate-free fragrance, color, silk. (Shown Below)

3) Lemon Pucker: Olive, coconut, palm, rice bran & palm kernel oils, shea butter, color, phalate-free fragrance, silk 

4) Rainbow Bath Bar with Silk and Shea Butter

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$20 or more - Needle felted Gnome or alien From Barb at the curious Gnome.

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Plume Handmade Jewelry

Vintage inspired earrings, pendant and ring just added!!

Plume Handmade Jewelry just added!

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$25 or more - Beautiful re•cycled T-shirt necklace made by the ladies at Actual. Colors will vary. 

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$20 or more - Be Actualized! What does this mean you ask? Have your likeness transformed into an actual avatar. All Tiffany will need is a Photo and she will actualize you! You will get a JPEG / PNG / and GIF of  your avatar, along with a dozen postcards featuring your avatar.

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$50  or more - BadAss Diaper bag, handmade by T. Several fabrics to choose from.

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$100 or more Handmade Black Butte Slide Lampshades with lamps by Super Phoebe.

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