The operation of the program begins
Considering the inability of other organisations to manage surplus clothing combined with the huge environmental impact of the fashion industry, overconsumption and lack of information about recycling and reuse of clothing, Fabric Republic came to fill this gap by integrated surplus clothing management system, which focuses on today's social needs, sustainability and sustainable development.
The date that marks the beginning of the Fabric
Republic program is set, which is implemented with the founding donor ; the
Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The first 35 partners receive clean clothes
The first bins for
collecting clothes are placed in three places in Athens. At the same time, the
network of cooperating non profit organisations is significantly expanded,
reaching the number of 35 partners. Fabric Republic, upon their request,
systematically supplies the beneficiaries οf each organisation with clean
"NGO of the Year" in the category Environment
The collaboration with the Inditex group in the second life project begins
The expansion of the collection points begins with a collaboration that would radically change the course of the program. Fabric Republic is part of the Inditex group stores, increasing the inflow of clothing by 80%. The number of organisations we cooperate exceeds rapidly reaching the number of 80 in total. "Upcycling" comes to the foreground with the creation of handmade products from recycled clothes & fabrics that cannot be worn again!
closes with the "NGO of the Year" award in the Environment category,
from the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards.
The operation of the e-shop and the showroom begins
Our e-shop starts its operation by presenting for the first time handmade upcycled creations. At the same time our laboratory expands its operation in our Showroom in New Philadelphia. Thus, the circle of clothes comes to life.
In the same year we launched three upcycled collections in order to support non-profit organisations such as Athens Pride, Together for the Child, Jump of Life.
More than 250 collection points are created throughout Greece
The pop-up store begins its journey
Our collection points are multiplying all over Greece, exceeding the number of 250.Our in-house product line is growing like our team, with the creation of three new jobs for people from socially vulnerable populations.
Our pop-up store was hosted in 12 actions / events in order to spread awareness on topics like sustainability & recycling of clothing, the disposal of recycled products, social interaction and the creation of on-site clothing collection points.