Celebrating Earth Day | KROST x FABSCRAP
Maximizing The Value Of Unused Fabrics With Fabscrap
KROST is a mission-driven brand with the goal of increasing awareness surrounding different societal issues. We tell the stories of these causes through the products we design and the different partnerships we form. KROST has tackled Climate Change by upcycling fabrics and garments, and now we’re extending our efforts to save our earth with FABSCRAP.
Celebrating Earth Day
Each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities such as picking up litter and planting trees, we're making our world a happier, healthier place to live. Each year, over 6.3 million tons of textiles are wasted during the design and production process to make clothing. For every pound of waste consumers, 40 pounds of commercial waste is created by businesses.
Investing in Our Planet
This year’s Earth Day theme is “invest in your planet,” and KROST is partnering up with FABSCRAP to use their fabric recycling service year-round. FABSCRAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has pioneered a system to recycle and reuse fabric waste, creating an accessible materials resource for creative communities while reducing the fashion industry’s impact on the planet.
FABSCRAP accepts all types of fabric for recycling, including: swatches, headers, cuttings, production scrap, and yardage. FABSCRAP also takes notions, trims, leather hides, and yarn cones, and even fit or development samples that have not been worn. In total, FABSCRAP has saved nearly 1 million pounds of fabric from landfill, the CO2 reducing equivalent of planting 110,000 trees.
KROST x FABSCRAP
As KROST’s own mission has always been to help create an inclusive world where people stand together, accept one another, and support each other, FABSCRAP is dedicated to doing the same. By educating and empowering a diverse community of changemakers, FABSCRAP has established a network of over 6,000 volunteers, teaching current and future designers about the environmental impact of their choices and works to increase transparency and awareness about commercial waste.
Click here to learn more about each step of the process and how you can get involved.