The Wearable team would like to send out our deepest sympathies to all of those affected by the storm. We stand in solidarity with all of you and pledge that when we get back up and running we will do what we can to support our community as a whole.
Wearable Collections incurred some serious damage to our fleet of trucks, all of which were submerged under 4 ft of water. Salt water is not very kind to the internals of vehicles. As it stands now, all of our trucks are out of commission. These trucks are the lifeline of our company, so it will take us a little while to get back up and running. We have already received great support from our friends, including Movers Not Shakers, who will lend a hand and even a truck to our business. We expect this to be a difficult week in regards to getting vehicles and gas but know that we are making our best efforts to service all buildings and organizations that we have commitments to.
Thanks for your patience and best wishes on a speedy recovery to you all.
Our good friends at PS 29 in Cobble Hill were at it again this weekend hosting their semi annual recycling event. On top of being able to recycle textiles, attendees were also able to recycle electronics and have their hard drives shredded. Amazing organization + incredible promotion = successful event, resulting in 4150 lbs of clothing being recycled. This is certainly a model that ought to be repeated in other communities.
We are more than thrilled to expand on our successful greenmarket collections. The greenmarket collections have already diverted over 1.5 million lbs since their implementation. That number is sure to increase drastically as we are now operating in 20 weekly markets, bringing convenient greenmarket clothing collections to even more NYC communities.
We want to thank GrowNYC as a great partner and look forward to years of continued success. This is another step on the path to eliminating textile waste. For a full list of greenmarket collection locations, click here.
We are very proud to announce a major milestone in our collections. This past June we surpassed the 5 million lbs. collected mark. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of you who helped us get there. Those of you who: requested bins for your buildings, donated at the greenmarkets, hosted a clothing drive for your organization, or created an innovative hub of collection. We are nothing without those who support us, so you all deserve a round of applause for your efforts. This little project that we started in 2005 has spun into a mandate in the city and the 5 million lbs diverted from landfills are a testament to efforts of all of our supporters and activists who have helped make Wearable Collections one of the leading textile recycling companies in NYC.