Clothing Exchange

Clothes for Who You Are: FWM x FABSCRAP

June 7, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Performance artist John Jarboe standing in a park with her arms stretched open wearing a pink, wide-brimmed hat and a brown jumper with a green and white patterned hand-made button down shirt underneath.
“Dear Mom,” 2023. Music by Pax Ressler and John Jarboe. John Jarboe, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.

Find your new fit to celebrate who you are. Peruse clothing samples discarded by the design industry and learn how to customize your garment with screenprinting techniques!

Organized in partnership with FABSCRAP in conjunction with John Jarboe: The Rose Garden.

Event Information

June 7, 2024
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sixth Floor Print Studio


$10 Public | Free for Trans Community and FWM Members


After Hours

Please note that the rest of the museum, including The Rose Garden exhibition, will be closed during this event. To plan your visit to the gallery, please reserve timed tickets during our regular museum hours.

About the Participants

FABSCRAP is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2016 to address commercial textile waste in New York City and divert it from landfill. FABSCRAP provides convenient pickup of unwanted material—including fabric headers, mutilated garment samples, mock-ups, cutting room scraps, and large pieces of leftover or excess fabric—from fashion and interior design businesses, and with the help of volunteers, sorts this material for proper recycling and reuse. Textiles are either downcycled (shredded for use in insulation, carpet padding, moving blankets, etc.) or made available for reuse and upcycling to students, artists, crafters, and other shoppers.

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Major support for John Jarboe: The Rose Garden has been generously provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.