• In New York, one non-profit looks to combat textile waste

    8 days ago - By Fashion United

    The fashion industry generates tons of fabric waste each year, notably in New York - one of the world's shopping capitals and host twice a year to runway shows, a major contributor to the wider problem.
    Enter Fabscrap, a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling and reusing textiles that are unsuitable for donation.
    Every day, 3,000 pounds of scraps arrive at the group's massive warehouse in Brooklyn - part of a huge complex that used to belong to the US Army, according to Fabscrap founder Jessica Schreiber.
    The organization has established partnerships with about 250 ready-to-wear...
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