ricRACK's Community Programs

By impacting our community through education in the fiber arts and fashion industry, ricRack envisions a world that fosters waste reduction, sustainability, creative expression and entrepreneurship. 

Community:    Interacting with integrity
Strategic:    Building awareness through creative programming
Inclusive:    creating an open and accepting space
Education:    skill sharing with youth and adults


We Proudly Offer Scholarships For New Sewers In Our Community

New Sewer
Scholarship Program

This four week program is designed to teach new sewers the skills they need to know to start a lifetime of sewing. 

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Intermediate Sewer 
Mentorship Program

This month long program is a paid opportunity to gain work experience in the professional world of sewing, 

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ricRACK's Green Thread program for New Orleans businesses

Cost to participate

Monthly membership fee: $40

Price per pound: $4/lb

These dues and fees will cover costs of the processing and storage facility, bailing textiles, recycling supplies, and administration costs.


$1 per pound is donated to our sewing scholarship fund.

The scholarship fund provides sewing resources to the youth of New Orleans.


Benefits of membership

  • priority pick up service

  • ability to increase your sustainability practices with the Green Thread logo on website

  • your business will be listed on ricRACK’s Certified Green Thread members

  • Green Thread swag: certificate, decal

  • social media sustainability partner shout out

Even if recycling isn’t your business’ primary objective, taking steps to minimize your environmental impact shows your clients that you care about sustainability and your community.


95% of those textiles that are thrown away could be recycled which would, in effect, mean diverting 16.15 million tons of waste from the landfill. Scientific data has now shown that for every pound of textile waste entering the landfill, approximately 4.3 pounds of greenhouse gasses are created.

For a small monthly fee, let us responsibly handle your textile waste! Pick up services are available for textile waste exceeding 75lbs, (pending location and weight) Fabrics and clothing must be clean, free of mold, water damage, and dirt. Preferred method of delivery is cardboard boxes. We handle the bailing, transportation, and our community partner in Texas processes the textiles into rags, insulation, carpet padding, furniture lining, moving blankets, etc


Email ricracknola@gmail.com for more information on the program

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