Work together on activities such as building garden infrastructure, planting vegetables or harvesting vegetables for New Yorkers in need. Locations in Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx!
Sustainable Fashion & Textile Recycling
An opportunity for you and your team to part of the solution!
Learn about the issue of textile waste and how organizations are working to solve it!
Support one of NYC’s most innovative non-profits as we take you on an immersive journey. FABSCRAP endeavors to end commercial textile “waste” and maximize the value of unused fabric.
FABSCRAP is a one-stop textile reuse and recycling resource that provides convenient pickup and recycling of textiles for businesses in New York City and Philadelphia. Designers, students, artists, crafters, quilters, sewers, and teachers come to FABSCRAP to shop the sorted scraps! All thanks to your efforts!
Make your own sustainable fashion. Taught by a skilled, local maker. Examples include:
- Tote bags
- Pillows and pillow cases
- Zipper pouches
- Face masks
Education. Volunteering. Teambuilding. Donation.
Can include a celebratory meal or picnic afterwards.
Location: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn 11220
Duration: 4-5 hours
Tour Capacity: 4 min / 60 max
Tour Includes: Tour of historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, tour of FutureWorks MakerSpace, 1:1 time with makers, Introduction to FABSCRAP, team building activities
- Introduction to FABSCRAP and the circular economy in fashion
- A team-building exercise with FutureWorks makers
- Brooklyn Army Terminal historical visit
- Tour of Futureworks MakerSpace
- Meet with a local maker and learn how to transform the sorted scraps into a usable product or accessory
- Virtual workshops available!
FABSCRAP is a New York-based circular economic nonprofit that collects, organizes and repurposes textile scraps from the city’s design offices, to divert as much unused material as possible from being landfilled or incinerated and maximize the value of unused fabric.
A large percentage of the tour proceeds go directly to FABSCRAP.