Once each month, the BF+DA invites a sustainable textile vendor to come present their materials and processes. July’s Textile Tuesday will feature Jessica Schreiber, founder of FABSCRAP.
Waste management and fashion are not usually part of the same conversation. However, textiles make up 6% of New York City’s residential waste stream, and are largely unaddressed by commercial waste haulers. What are options do consumers have? What responsibilities to businesses have? What is the current condition of the end-use markets? Jessica Schreiber, who for 5 years managed New York City’s textile recycling programs, will discuss the local and industrial challenges of textile reuse and recycling, and introduce her newly launched organization, FABSCRAP.