One of the biggest negative environmental impacts comes from fabrics. FRP has recently started reclaiming fabric as part of our mission is to protect the environment and divert surplus material away from landfill and use it to inspire social change.
Why we reclaim fabric
It is estimated that of 400 billion m2 of fabric made every year, 60 billion m2 ends up on the cutting room floor. When disposed in landfill, dyes and chemicals in fabric can leach into the soil, contaminating both surface and groundwater. FRP offers an intervention in the chain of fabric production to reduce an impact on landfill and CO2 emissions.
Fabric waste normally goes to landfill. FRP offer an alternative end-of-life system by using reclaimed fabric to encourage social change. FRP offers volunteering opportunities where community members come together to learn about sustainability and gain new skills in working with fabric. Fabrics are also being made available for creative projects in schools and community organisations.