You can become a material person by visiting fabric and clothing recycler Fabscrap, which has just opened its first Manhattan store in Chelsea.
The company leased 1,170 square feet at 110 W. 26th St., just steps off Sixth Avenue.
It’s also a mere two blocks from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where up-and-coming fashionistas are always in need of materials.
Elizabeth Han of Century 21 in Bedford Stuyvesant repped the recycler in the 2 ¹/₂-year deal.
“I really like their business model and I was purposefully able to find the space near FIT,” Han said.
Ravi Idnani and Andrew Stern of RKF represented the Gindi family, the owners of the loft building.
Under New York City law, if 10% or more of a company’s waste is textile material, it must be recycled.
Fabscrap, founded by former Department of Sanitation recycling manager Jessica Schreiber, has become the compliance answer, collecting 5,400 pounds each month just in 2017 from designers, manufacturers and others.
While proprietary material — think luxe label prototype, ripped or stained — is shredded for items such as insulation, carpet padding and furniture linings, other scraps are sorted and sold or given away to artists.
Fabscrap has another store at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and a Queens warehouse.
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