FABSCRAP, A Textile Reuse Nonprofit Collaborating with NYC Government Agencies and Design Studios

New York City residents throw out 200,000 tons of clothing, shoes, accessories, and linens every year. So, what happens to the fabric after it’s been saved from the landfill? Due to lack of infrastructure, it can be difficult for clothing designers to recycle their leftover textile scraps. That’s why FABSCRAP arranges pickups to collect textiles from residents, designers, and businesses.

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Helpsy is the Largest Clothing Collector in the Northeast and Our Latest Donation Partner

For many of us, clothing donation containers seen in parking lots and around our neighborhoods is nothing new. Most of us know the drill— use the KonMari method on our clothes, find a collection container, and drop off clothes that no longer interest us. But what happens after that? Where do the clothes go? Are they donated, recycled, or none of the above?

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An Ethical Fashion Market Curated by Former Health Care Students

Making the switch from health care into creative fields is quite the leap. Sarina Ho and Jenny Nayoung have only known each other for a little over a year meeting through Instagram and decided to curate an ethical fashion pop-up.

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The Library Study Hall: A Resource for Responsible Consumers & Makers

The Library “is dedicated to improving ‘sustainability literacy’ in fashion by using a wholistic, human centered approach,” bridging science, human rights and technology with fashion to develop products, resources, and certifications for the industry and consumers.

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Turning Your Dad’s Old Clothes Into Fresh Matching Sets

Kia Davis, solo designer of Kikiskinis, took matters into her own hands after being tired of buying swimwear and clothing that did not properly fit her body type. She turned to her father’s closer where she repurposed an old polo shirt into a matching two-piece set.

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We Donated 8% of Every Purchase to Fire Victims and First Responders of the Woolsey and Hill Fires

Instead of giving massive discounts on our products, we chose to donate 8% of all sales to these wonderful non-profits that are helping victims of California’s most destructive fires, back on their feet.

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Ethical Brands with Sweet Deals for the Weekend of 11/23/2018

With hundreds of retailers offering hard to resist deals and discounted items, shopping ethically can become a bit difficult. Here’s a curated list of socially and environmentally-conscious brands having sales, offering great discounts, or giving back to the community this weekend.

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Art as Healing from Cultural Assimilation Pressures: an Asian-American Lens with Monyee Chau

 “My work is about decolonization; to take the reins back in telling the story of my family and my experiences, and to unapologetically take up the space back from surface level expressions that were created to try and exploit a culture that this society had whitewashed in the first place.”

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Why This New York Tragedy Still Matters, 107 Years Later

Some workers were able to escape but not before the fire claimed 146 fatalities. This New York tragedy drew attention to the poor working conditions within the garment industry. Conditions that, by today’s standards, many would characterize as a “sweatshop.”

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and RÆBURN: the England-based Designer Mother Nature Loves

Christopher RÆBURN is the embodiment of innovative fashion with a moral compass, attracting sustainable fashion advocates worldwide. “It is Mr. Ræburn’s clear vision of clothes that protect man and the planet that make him an original and exceptional designer.”

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How the Future of Your Trash Will Be the Next Streetwear Trend and Catalyst for Social Change with Nicole Blue of WastedLA

What does your trash have to do with streetwear? Rising experimental designer Nicole Blue of WastedLA can tell you. “If we can’t convince people to be environmentally-conscious because it’s the right thing to do, maybe we can convince them to support our cause because the things we make are also just really cool.”

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