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With your support we hope to raise $11,000 in honor of our 11 years of engaging the community to create sustainably!


You can donate now through Tuesday, May 2!

ricRACK is a place for the New Orleans community to learn how to sew, create, grow, imagine, reuse, sustain, and succeed.


We are dedicated to making positive change in the staggering statistic that in the United States, about 11 million tons of textile waste ends up in landfills every year - about 2,150 pieces per second!

Knowledge is power! Collectively, we have a problem with over consumption and being comfortable with not thinking about what happens to a garment once we have decided we have no use for it anymore. Landfills are overflowing with textiles and clothing and the more we can take care of what we have, the better it is for all of us.

Ideally, we want to teach and empower folks to repair their clothing or make the garment they have always wanted. To embrace their own style and body type and resist fashion trends.

Once you have sewn your own pair of pants and you see a pair on the rack at a fast fashion store for $15, you realize that there was no way the person could have been paid fairly for the work that went into making them.

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Since its inception in 2012, ricRACK has positioned itself as the conscientious voice combating the impact of fast fashion on the environment. In 2022 alone, ricRACK diverted 30,000 pounds of textiles from the landfill. In 2023 ricRACK is on target to divert 50,000 pounds of textiles, while teaching more than 500 youths and adults how to sew. As the first organization in New Orleans to focus on textile waste reduction through skill building, ricRACK plays a major part in growing the next generation's artistry, independence, and environmental consciousness.

Through the past decade, the relationships with local museums, schools, youth serving organizations, and local businesses have been critical to ricRACK's success. Many individuals have made monetary donations and dozens of volunteers have generously given their time to the organization. ricRACK asks for your donation to join their mission of community enrichment through instruction and textile waste diversion.

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