Why FabScrap is totally Fab

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Volunteering at FabScrap has been on my NYC bucket list ever since Crystalyn mentioned that that is where she gets a lot of her upcycled leather and unique fabrics.  Crystalyn, being the super cool boss she is, allowed me to take an afternoon off and volunteer at FabScrap! This amazing *woman founded* business is dedicated to recycling fabrics and repurposing them to keep them out of the waste stream. They have thousands of pounds of fabric that they have collected from apparel design companies in New York City, about 40 bags a day weighing 50 pounds each, which volunteers then sort to be recycled or sold at very reasonable prices to designers or students! 
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The hidden gems of New York City's Garment District

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Ever take a walk around the section of Midtown between 34th-42nd street between 7th avenue and 9th avenue? (Just mere blocks from Times Square. . .yikes!)  Without even knowing it, all those tall skyscrapers are full of small workshops and manufactures contributing to the fashion industry and made in America products.
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We are hiring! Call for Summer Interns!

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We are currently accepting applications for Interns for Summer 2019!  If you are a student currently enrolled at a college or university and seeking a for-credit internship in the following areas, we'd love to hear from you! 
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Shop Crystalyn Kae in San Francisco April 13 & 14!

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We are on the road in California, bringing our sustainable handbag goodness to YOU!  Come see us at the following events:
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what is coated canvas?

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A coated canvas bag is made from a woven fabric, typically a durable cotton or polyester canvas that is coated with wax or resin and then treated with heat.  Depending on the materials used, the finish can be permanent: (glazed or pvc-coated) or temporary: (wax). Coating materials in a permanent way is integral to high-quality designer handbag brands, as it will allow the bag to last much longer than faux leather or polyurethane and is ecologically preferable. 

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Crystalyn Kae Brennan Crystalyn is a handbag designer in Brooklyn, NY. Her sustainable luxury handbags are made in USA with ethically-sourced leather and unique vintage fabrics. Read more »


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