WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SCRAPS?

TRANSPORTATION

We come to you! FABSCRAP will pickup your fabric scraps as soon as possible. We aim to create the most efficient routes, so we typically schedule multiple pickups per day. We'll give our best estimate of arrival time.

PROCESSING

Please leave on headers and tags! It helps us identify the type of fabric. We will remove them - as well as any pins, paper, staples, tape, zippers, and buttons - as we sort the material by fiber content.

*VOLUNTEER TO HELP SORT! As a thank you, volunteers can keep any fabric they like! Sign up below.

CONSOLIDATION

The more the merrier! By working with multiple designers and brands, we can quickly meet the minimum volumes for recycling. We consolidate and store the scraps in bales at our warehouse in Jamaica, Queens.

You and/or your company may be approached by numerous individuals, organizations, or institutions who are interested in receiving unwanted material. Save time by directing all requests to FABSCRAP, which provides access to an even greater selection of material.

END USES

REUSE: Students, artists, crafters, quilters, sewers, teachers, and of course, other designers, can use this material. Click USE SCRAPS below to let us know what you need. If you can't come to the warehouse to "shop" the scraps, some larger pieces will be sold online>>.

RECYCLING: Small scraps and all material from black bags will be shredded to create insulation, carpet padding, furniture lining, moving blankets, etc. Whenever possible FABSCRAP will utilize fiber-to-fiber technologies. We currently sort for 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and 100% wool for this purpose.

Unfortunately, fabric containing Spandex, Lycra, or elastane cannot be recycled. If not reused, this material will be destined for landfill. We will continue to search for an alternative!