Another example of the Roosevelt Island
Zero Waste movement
taking place Saturday November 6. As previously reported, the annual
Roosevelt Island Pumpkin Smash, turning Halloween waste into nutrient rich compost, returns to the
Manhattan Park lawn this Saturday.
Eileen Fisher clothing company has a sustainability program to recycle their clothes.
According to the
Eileen Fisher website:
Welcome to RENEW, a take-back program that gives EILEEN FISHER clothes life
beyond your closet. You bring back your old pieces, we find them another
home—or turn them into entirely new designs….
Meet Eileen Fisher: She has made sustainability a priority through her Renew
and Waste No More initiatives which repurposes garments to make artisanal
textiles. See the full list here:
— Forbes (@Forbes)
August 12, 2021
Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center
(546 Main Street) is hosting a free
Renew, Reuse and Rewear Clothing Giveaway
of Eileen Fisher women’s clothing on
Saturday November 6 from 10 AM – 1 PM.
Roosevelt Island Senior Center Executive Director Lisa Fernandez adds:
Open to the entire Roosevelt Island community. We picked up 1,000 pieces of
clothing this morning!!
Here’s more on the
Eileen Fisher Renew program.
Cynthia Power, Director, EILEEN FISHER Renew, describes the various ways the
brand is taking back, reselling, and upcycling garments as well as recycling
efforts to reduce the amount of textile waste in landfills:
— WhatTheyThink (@whattheythink)
June 29, 2021