Summer Sip and Sort FABSCRAP BKLYN: Thursday, June 27, PM session

Thu Jun 27 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Brooklyn Army Terminal | Brooklyn

Summer Sip and Sort FABSCRAP BKLYN: Thursday, June 27, PM session
Join us at the FABSCRAP warehouse to sort recovered fabrics, network, and sip on a summery cocktail provided by Good Vodka!
About this Event

Join FABSCRAP for our Summer Sip and Sort series! Enjoy summer cocktails, while spending your Thursday evening sorting fabric scraps for recycling and shopping for reclaimed fabrics afterward. Come ready to enjoy snacks and mixed drinks provided by Good Vodka!

This event is sponsored by Good Vodka, a sustainably distilled spirit created from discarded coffee fruit, generating carbon offset. Good Vodka was founded in 2015 and its mission is to develop new, climate-positive spirits from overlooked agricultural byproducts and novel ingredients. Check out Good Vodka's Instagram:

***Please bring your ID!***

(Non-Alcoholic Drinks with also be available.)

FABSCRAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to end commercial textile "waste." Your donations and purchases from our online store support our work and allow us to continue hosting these events. Stay in touch with us at and on Instagram at @fab_scrap.

When registering, choose:

  • First Time Sorter if this is your first time volunteering with us
  • Returne Sorter if you’ve sorted with us before

What to expect:

  • Welcome: Intros and overview of FABSCRAP (10 minutes)
  • Training: Learn how FABSCRAP sorts fabric for recycling (15 minutes)
  • Sort: Sort through fabric samples and large pieces, pulling out usable fabrics for reuse and removing hardware and paper from fabric swatches for recycling (~1.5 hours)
  • Shop for fabric!

***Sorting fabric requires the use of sharp scissors and moderate lifting (20-30 lbs.). By registering for a session, you are confirming that you have read, understand, and agree to the volunteer waiver.***

***Volunteer Waver Link Here:***

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As a thank-you for completing a 2-hour sorter session, we’re happy to:

  • Give you 3 pounds of fabric for FREE and a 30% discount on any additional material you’d like to purchase… OR
  • Waive the fee for recycling personal sewing scraps, up to 6 pounds… OR
  • Sign a community service form

***FABSCRAP does not accept used garments or home linens for recycling.***

Tips for a successful sorter session:

  • Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes as most volunteers sort while standing; we can provide chairs if you prefer to sit
  • Bring your own bag to carry home any material you shop for!
  • We play music, but feel free to bring headphones
  • Feel free to bring water or beverages with a cap/lid; there are also vending machines in the building
  • As the weather gets cooler, windows will only be open for ventilation depending on the outside temperature
  • Please be sure to register for every session you plan to attend, and if you are unable to attend - especially if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or had direct contact with an individual diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days - cancel your ticket so that others may sign up for your space

Thank you for being part of our work and mission! When you sign up, please consider donating to keep us operational as a sustainable resource - FABSCRAP is the only option available for the fashion industry to recycle and redistribute unused material, and the most accessible way for consumers to find saved-from-landfill fabric, trim, leather, and yarn.

Want to get more involved? We are sending monthly invites to become a Reuse Volunteer to those who have volunteered 10 or more times! Reuse Volunteers help process materials in our Reuse bins after they leave the initial sorting table. It’s a great opportunity to understand the deconstruction of sample garments, what types of items are donatable or mendable, and how materials are processed for reuse or recyclability. We monitor our Eventbrite registrations closely. If you think you may have completed 10 sorting sessions and did not receive an invitation to sign up, let us know at [email protected] using the email you register for sessions with.

Late Policy:

Our sorting time is very valuable and we aim to start right on the hour! For every 30 minutes a volunteer is late, they will receive 1 less free pound of fabric. Thank you for understanding! We appreciate your time.


We are committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:

  • Volunteer stations are comfortably spaced apart for individual use (unless you opt to share with a friend)
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessions
  • A First Aid kit, gloves and hand sanitizer will be available


The FABSCRAP warehouse is located in Building B within the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), which is accessible by foot, bike/scooter, car, subway, bus, and ferry. Free indoor and outdoor bike parking is available at BAT Building B entrances (58th Street). This entrance is fully accessible. Free, secure on-site parking is available for cars at the Pier 4/NYC Ferry parking lot.

How to locate FABSCRAP within BAT: Our website has in-depth directions with pictures to make sure you are easily able to find us!

has in-depth directions with pictures to make sure you are easily able to find us!


We have limited availability and high demand for our volunteer opportunities. Any missing volunteer significantly impacts our operations and takes away the spot from another community member. If you can no longer make it for any reason, kindly cancel your Eventbrite ticket prior to the session through your confirmation email (see below) or by emailing [email protected] with the info about what session you are canceling.

How do you cancel your ticket?

Once you receive your confirmation email, please click “Go to My Tickets”. From there, please click cancel your ticket.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, United States


USD 0.00 to USD 10.00

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