EnactusDC Fabric Project

Canadian Winters are some of the worst winters in the world. Known for its bone numbing temperatures, the number of individuals that have to sleep on the street is astonishing. Much of these individuals don’t have the basic apparel to survive through the night. In Canada, more than 85% of donated textiles end up in landfills. Just under 15% is actually sold through thrift stores while much of the clothing is sent to other countries where its burnt and not used effectively. Through the transfer of knowledge and a focus on long term success, What we aim to achieve is a sustainable approach to recycling clothing that would allow individuals at risk a fighting chance in surviving our cold desolate winters.