The excess fabric generated during the clothing design process contributes substantial waste to landfills, with billions of pounds accumulating each year, particularly in the United States. Jessica Shchreiber founded FABSCRAP to address this problem by offering a recycling and reuse service. The process involves pickup, sorting, and categorizing textile materials into various categories such as donations, recycling, downcycling, and landfill. The reusable materials and mendable garments are then sold at thrift store prices, benefiting fashion design students, crafters, and quilters. People should engage in reducing textile waste, whether through supporting FABSCRAP or adopting practices like reselling, donating, and repurposing clothing. The ultimate aim is to increase awareness and contribute to the reduction of textile waste.

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