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Examples of what FABSCRAP offers.

Your One-Stop Textile Reuse and Recycling Resource

FABSCRAP is a textile recycling non-profit working to end commercial textile waste in New York and Philadelphia.

FABSCRAP offers pickups for clients using our recycling service to collect fabric scraps, as well as operates a reuse shopping area and hosts volunteer sessions to help sort textiles at their location in the Bok Buliding in South Philly. Materials that traditionally would have gone to landfill are now being properly recycled and made available for reuse by students, designers, and home sewers. Fabric yardage, cuttings, leathers, yarns, and trim are all available at FABSCRAP.

FABSCRAP is open Tuesday-Saturdays for shopping appointments or volunteer sessions. Make an appointment to come in and shop through saved from landfill materials or help sort during a volunteer session- as a thank you all volunteers get to take 5lbs of material free! FABSCRAP works with solely pre-consumer textiles, meaning we do not accept used or worn clothing, bedding, linens or towels. If an individual does have pre-consumer fabrics to recycle they can make an appointment to drop-off materials at our Bok location. Local designers and businesses can sign up for our recycling pickup service.

FABSCRAP is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, though it flips the traditional non-profit model. The service fee and fabric revenue covers operational costs and allows us to give away fabric to students, artists, local designers, and crafters for reuse. Rather than receiving a tax receipt for the value of the donation, the service fee is tax-deductible.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's About page.

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