Apr 26, 2021
S5 Ep13 JESSICA SCHREIBER of FABSCRAP: a non-profit that provides pre-consumer textile recycling to the fashion industry - on recycling, reuse, and transparency in textile waste management.
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Pre-Loved Podcast: Jessica Schreiber of FABSCRAP
Alright, let’s talk about today’s guest. Today we’re speaking with Jessica Schreiber, the Founder and CEO of FABSCRAP, a nonprofit that provides convenient pickup and recycling of textiles to almost 500 brands, companies, and designers in New York City, and -- newly announced -- FABSCRAP is expanding to Philadelphia this fall. From pickup, FABSCRAP operates a fabric scrap thrift store full of pre-consumer textiles ranging from scraps to full yards, to trims, notions, yarn, and leather, all of which is available at thrift store prices to volunteers, designers, shoppers, schools, and nonprofits for reuse. Prior to launching FABSCRAP, Jessica worked in the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability at the NYC Department of Sanitation, and she’s a true trash nerd!
Jessica shared her story, and we talked through all the clothing sorting that goes on at the FABSCRAP warehouse, the transparency and traceability issues of waste management, and innovations that are needed in the textile reuse space. All that and more! Let’s dive right in!
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