FABSCRAP is a textile reuse and recycling resource in Brooklyn. The organization provides convenient pickup and recycling of commercial textile waste and fabric scraps from the design, fashion, and entertainment industries in New York City. As a new materials recovery resource, FABSCRAP aims to maximize diversion from landfill by engaging a network of students, schools, artists, crafters, designers, brands, industrial recyclers, and emerging technologies.
Textile recycling requires a lot of manpower. There is no mechanized system for sorting textiles by fiber or to remove stickers, staples, and fabric headers. On average, volunteers sort ~2,000 lbs of fabric every week at FABSCRAP. Learn how you can donate as a designer or help out as a volunteer at fabscrap.org.