The BF+DA cut & sew room has been lucky to work with FABSCRAP for the past few years recycling our production room’s textile waste. FABSCRAP was founded by Jessica Schrieber, who previously worked for the NYC Department of Sanitation. Jessica now directs the recycling and reuse of fabrics collected by FabScrap.
How it works: Material and small scraps are shredded to create insulation, carpet padding, furniture lining and moving blankets. FABSCRAP utilizes fiber-to-fiber technologies so they sort through for 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and 100% wool for this purpose. They also provide convenient pickup of fabric scraps from commercial businesses in the fashion, interior design, and entertainment industries in New York City. Working with students, artists, crafters, local designers, and industrial processors, FABSCRAP USES new technologies to divert textiles from landfills.
We just received our 2018 annual report on waste we kept out of landfill and are excited to share with you!
Interested in recycling your textile waste? Contact FABSCRAP here.
Are you thinking about how to incorporate sustainability, better supply chains and zero-waste design into your next collection? We work with designers to provide them with a general overview of sustainable manufacturing principles— with particular expertise in apparel. Based on your needs, we can advise on both specific sourcing requirements or basic understanding of production for soft or hard goods. Book a consult with us to learn more.