This week’s guest on The WTiN Podcast is Jessica Schreiber, founder and CEO of Fabscrap.
Founded in 2016, Fabscrap is a non-profit organisation rethinking commercial textile waste by providing convenient pickup of unwanted textiles from New York City businesses. The team ensures maximum diversion from landfill by utilising the most current recycling technologies and engaging the local creative community in reuse.
In this episode, Schreiber explains how her experience working in the city’s Department of Sanitation inspired her to set up Fabscrap and she paints a picture about how big the problem regarding commercial textile waste really is. Elsewhere, she explains how the service works, how brands can get involved, and how the public can get involved by volunteering to sort the collected materials. Lastly, Schreiber outlines her plans to extend the service to Philadelphia and Los Angeles, and how franchising the business might be the best option if it were to ever go international.
To find out more about Fabscrap, visit www.fabscrap.org