American Fashion Network Announces Partnership with Materials for the Arts

Posted on May 1, 2023

American Fashion Network is excited to announce its new partnership with Materials for the Arts, New York City’s premier creative reuse center. This new partnership demonstrates American Fashion Networks commitment to the importance of circular design and sustainable best practices.

Materials for the Arts provides non-profits, public schools, and city agencies access to free textile materials that will be re-used and transformed through innovation and creativity. Through this partnership, American Fashion Network will be donating a wide range of materials and fabrics from our sampling processes in our New York City Workroom that would otherwise end up in landfills. This collaboration allows American Fashion Network to sustainably support the creative community in New York City while simultaneously minimizing our impact on the environment.

"As a company, we have a responsibility to reduce waste and improve sustainability in our industry." said Jackie Ferrari, founder and CEO of American Fashion Network. "Donating our scrap fabric not only supports local communities but also contributes to a more circular design process, where waste becomes a valuable resource. We believe that by taking small actions like this, we can make a big impact on the world around us"

This partnership supports American Fashion Network’s values of crafting a more sustainable future. To learn more about our values visit:

Contact Victoria Bracco, COO, for more information at or to set up an appointment. 


About American Fashion Network: 

American Fashion Network (AFN) is a uniform, workwear, and corporate apparel design and manufacturing company based in Syracuse, New York with offices in NYC, Wisconsin, California and Guatemala. AFN has stepped away from China and focuses its manufacturing right here in the USA and Western Hemisphere. As a certified women-owned business, AFN took 18 years of retail experience and expertise to the corporate and government procurement space. AFN brings supplier diversity certifications, commitment to quality and innovation through customization to corporate partners. American Fashion Network is committed to helping partners build an inclusive culture through innovative design.

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