ThreadcycleNYC

Making beauty from waste.

New York, United States | 2 Sales

ThreadcycleNYC

Making beauty from waste.

New York, United States 2 Sales On Etsy since 2017

Announcement   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Welcome to our shop! Here you can find one-of-a-kind items that have been handmade from NYC's Garment District fabric scraps! These are small cuttings that would have been wasted and gone to our landfills, but instead they enjoy a second life in our products.

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Welcome to our shop! Here you can find one-of-a-kind items that have been handmade from NYC's Garment District fabric scraps! These are small cuttings that would have been wasted and gone to our landfills, but instead they enjoy a second life in our products.

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Founders Angela and Chloe literally tripped their way through the fashion waste problem.

WHILE WORKING IN NEW YORK CITY'S GARMENT DISTRICT AT DIFFERENT CLOTHING BRANDS MANUFACTURING IN THE AREA, BRONZA AND GUSS BECAME INCREASINGLY FRUSTRATED WITH THE AMOUNT OF WASTE BEING PRODUCED WHILE MAKING THEIR CLOTHES. ANGELA COMES FROM A FASHION DESIGN BACKGROUND WHILE CHLOE HAS WORKED WITH MAKERS AND BRANDS ALL OVER THE WORLD- EVEN CREATING HER OWN SMALL SHIRTING BUSINESS. THE DUO MET GETTING THEIR MASTERS DEGREES AT PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND JOINED FORCES TO TACKLE A PROBLEM THAT HAD BOTHERED BOTH OF THEM FOR YEARS: PRE-CONSUMER TEXTILE WASTE.

Knowing firsthand that the factory throws away up to 30% of the fabric in pieces that are small or oddly shaped when cutting a garment, they knew there must be a responsible way to handle the scrap material. It is often too difficult or time consuming for designers and factories to figure out how to use the leftover fabric, so it is simply thrown into the garbage and hauled to the landfills. This textile waste is clean and consolidated, making it far easier to collect than individual consumer's unwanted clothing. Manufacturers often told Angela and Chloe that they would prefer to recycle the fabric but don’t have the resources to coordinate themselves. Threadcycle provides an easy collection method for factories to remove the textile waste while the fashion industry and NYC community will benefit greatly. Recycling textiles saves landfill space, reduces greenhouse gases, and reduces the heavy burden on the earth to produce an ever-increasing amount of new material yearly.

For more information on how Threadcycle is tackling this huge problem, check out our company website at www.threadcyclenyc.com.

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  • Angela & Chloe

    Owner, Maker

    ANGELA COMES FROM A FASHION DESIGN BACKGROUND WHILE CHLOE HAS WORKED WITH MAKERS AND BRANDS ALL OVER THE WORLD- EVEN CREATING HER OWN SMALL SHIRTING BUSINESS. THE DUO MET GETTING THEIR MASTERS DEGREES AT PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN.

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