“Inside Easthampton’s ‘Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse,’ an arts and crafts thrift shop.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Housed in Easthampton’s Eastworks building, “Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse” is a thrifty artist’s dream.
The small shop triples as an open studio space for artists to work, a place where upcycling artists can sell their goods and a trove of secondhand and repurposed materials of all kinds. [continue reading]

Entrepreneur Profiles, vol. 1 — Pioneer Valley Business 2014
Macey Faiella and Amber Ladley, Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse

The Gazette
Sunday, February 2, 2014

As far as we can tell there is no better place for a green, creative, community-oriented business than the Happy Valley. We couldn’t believe that a creative reuse center hadn’t been opened earlier. [continue reading]

Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Social responsibility and holiday spirit belong together.

by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser, Valley Advocate
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Knack Workshop – Do your friends complain of feeling overwhelmed by stuff that needs a new life but that they are unsure how to recycle—or upcycle? [continue reading]

Your Time Photo Gallery: Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse

Photos and text by Carol Lollis, Hampshire Life (The Gazette)
November 15, 2013

Last Saturday, a group of children and adults gathered around a worn wood table covered with all kinds of crafting supplies at Knack: The Art of Creative Reuse in the Eastworks building at 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton…[continue reading]

Making a Scene: Easthampton Becomes a Mecca for Creative Businesses

by Joseph Bednar, Business West
September 2013

On bustling Cottage Street in Easthampton — a corridor at the base of Mount Tom dotted with eateries, quirky retail shops, and scores of artists — sits Nash Gallery. The shop — which showcases and sells work primarily by local painters, sculptors, and other creative folks…[continue reading]

New Old Stuff

by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser & Photographs by Paul Shoul, Preview Massachusetts
September 2013

A tall man sporting a silver goatee and a red T-shirt with an Om symbol across the front sauntered into Eastworks’ latest addition, Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse. He carried a stack of 2012 yoga calendars that he plunked down on the front counter…[continue reading]

New uses for old textiles

by Maureen Turner, Going Green – A Publication of THE RECORDER
August-September-October 2013

Say you’re getting your kids ready to head back to school and you realize that all the long pants you bought them last fall have, mysteriously, turned into capris. Or perhaps during your most recent closet-cleaning frenzy you came to terms with the fact that you’ll never fit into those size fill-in-the-blank jeans again, and it’s time for the two of you to part company…[continue reading]

5Q: Knack

5Q=One artist + five questions, Easthampton City Arts
July 5, 2013

Who can’t relate to reuse? However Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse a new store and makerspace that has opened in Eastworks will make you look at upcycling in an entirely new color! Learn a bit more about Knack and the two crafty women (Amber & Macey) who are making Knack a reality…[continue reading]

Knack: Clever Reuse Shop Opens at Eastworks

by Alicia Ralph, Paradise City Press
July 3, 2013

On the year anniversary of Knack’s beginning (web-site, fb, hunting and gathering, etc.), the clever little pop-up shop has a permanent and fully outfitted knew home in Suite 126, Eastworks.  Knack’s shop is stocked with items for reuse in art and craft projects, and features local artisans that use repurposed materials in their work…[continue reading]

2 women opening Easthampton shop to sell reused creative goods

By Diane Lederman, The Republican
May 14, 2013

EASTHAMPTON – Just like the ReStore Home Improvement Center sells used building supplies, the creators of Knack – the art of clever reuse – are opening a shop to do the same but with art supplies instead. Amber Ladley and Macey Faiella, who met 10 years ago in the city as new moms, began working on their venture about a year ago…[continue reading]

‘Creative reuse center’ to open in Eastworks Building

By Rebecca Everett, The Gazette
May 12, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — Amber Ladley and Macey Faiella met 10 years ago when they lived in the same apartment building in Easthampton. A decade later, their friendship and a shared love of creating useful items from what some people might consider trash has brought them back to the city to open a “creative reuse…[continue reading] (may require login)

Creative Reuse Center Opening in Easthampton

Natural Awakenings Western Mass
May 2013

Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse, will open in a storefront in the Eastworks building at 116 Pleasant Street, in downtown Easthampton in July. was launched online in August 2012, by founders Amber Ladley and Macey Faiella, with a mission to inspire creativity, ingenuity and community engagement through the clever reuse of donated goods…[continue reading]

Knack Takes Re-use & Recycling to new Heights (mp3)

WHMP Morning News Podcasts with Bob Flaherty
May 2, 2013

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