Tue, Jan 09|
January Chapter Meeting--Sustainable Fashion
Join us at our January chapter meeting to hear from fashion industry experts on the impacts of "fast fashion," textile recycling, upcycling, and more!
Time & Location
Jan 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
About the event
Ever wondered about the impacts of "fast fashion," whether fabric can *really* be recycled, and how you can satisfy that itch to wear something new and stylish without contributing to the landfill? Please join us as we host two fashion industry experts, Jessica Schreiber from FABSCRAP and Karri Ann Frerichs of Circular Fashion LA!
Tons of fabric and materials from the fashion industry end up in landfills. But did you know that 10 pounds of fabric kept from landfills has the same CO2-reducing impact as planting a tree? Recycling fabrics also reduces water consumption by at least 50% and prevents dyes and chemicals from leaching into the soil. Our guest speakers will share their innovative efforts to reduce, recycle and upcycle tons of pre- and post-consumer fabric and materials in surprising and inspiring ways.
Jessica Schreiber is Founder and CEO of non-profit, FABSCRAP (https://fabscrap.org/). They provide pickup and recycling of fabric scraps from fashion companies. Prior to launching FABSCRAP, Jessica worked for the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability at the NYC Department of Sanitation. Several fashion brands asked how they could recycle their excess fabric, which inspired Schreiber to create a solution for fashion’s textile waste problem.
Karri Ann Frerichs is CEO and Founder of Circular Fashion LA (https://www.circularfashionla.com/). She is a fashion industry entrepreneur and innovator. Her company's focus is on zero-waste, regenerative product development. They tackle the problem of post-consumer clothing and textile waste, as well as over-consumption of natural resources by the fashion industry. Circular Fashion LA is an active member of the LA Cleantech Incubator since 2021.
Register now for our January 9th meeting!