Every week at Welcome Change, Ashoka talks to the world’s social entrepreneurs about what works, and what’s next. Here they present a conversation with Ashoka Fellow Jessica Schreiber, co-founder of FABSCRAP.
The fashion industry (and what we all buy as consumers) is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions. That’s far more than air travel, for example. We tap Jessica Schreiber on the problem and how the industry is responding to shore up waste, in partnership with social entrepreneurs and changemakers. With sorting locations in NY, LA, and a new one opening in Philadelphia this fall, Jessica’s FABSCRAP works with 525 companies and 6,000 volunteers to shift industry norms and customer mindsets, and reminds us: “There are so many ways to reuse, recycle, redistribute, re-create, and repair items that we shouldn’t ignore or discard anything.”