Broadway Green Alliance's Spring Textile Collection Drive

by Michael Eddy

The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is sponsoring a textile drive for the theater industry and fans on Wednesday, May 24th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Duffy Square (7th Avenue and 46th Street). The collection drive is open to all shows, theaters, industry members, and fans in a collaborative effort to make the annual spring cleaning a greener experience.

Further information from Broadway Green Alliance (broadwaygreen.com)

Past textile drive efforts garnered donations from the casts and crew of Broadway shows, numerous costume shops, and theater-related businesses, as well as theater patrons on their way to Wednesday matinees. The efforts of BGA's drives over the last several years have collected well over 10,000 pounds of clothing and textiles for re-use and recycling.

Wearable Collections, a clothing recycling company, will repurpose or recycle the donations. Accepted items include: all used, clean, and dry clothing, including paired shoes, handbags, belts, hats, and household and backstage items such as curtains, linens, and towels, and other reusable textiles. Carpeting, pillows, rugs, scraps, comforters, and bath mats are not accepted.

Industry members unable to attend the event are welcome to drop off their textiles at the re-fashioNYC bin in the Lounge of the Actors' Equity Association at 165 West 46th Street (4th Floor, Sky Lobby).