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We are a California-owned and operated sustainability-focused start-up formed to promote and facilitate convenient and accessible solutions to increase the collection of recyclable clothing and other textiles.

Impact Goal

Zero Panik aims to bridge the gap by creating a sustainable solution for the further promotion of a circular fashion economy. Through connections and partnerships with innovative, groundbreaking textile processors,
repair specialist, and secondhand shops , we can create a three-dimensional solution.

What we do 

Communities, cities, and towns are faced with the constant challenge of accessible and convenient clothing recycling in the community. Clothing drop-off bins are few and far between in underserved areas and nearly absent in urban neighbors altogether. Lack of convenient access to recycling bins leads to many recyclable materials landing in landfills.

Your impact 

As residents of these communities, we have carefully planned our textile recycling program with the interest of the communities in mind.

When you place our smart bins in your buildings your residents, students, or employees will feel good skipping the trash and placing clothing and other fabrics in our conveniently located textile recycling smart bins.

Helping communities reach their zero waste goals

Zero Waste goals are changing the way we do business. Moving from a disposable mindset to one that values the products we use requires a few key changes to the way we do things.

Promoting brand responsibilty and closed loop manufacturing.

When brands realize their clothing holds value after the first sale. Clothing deserves a second, third, fourth life, through resale and recycling your old clothing can live on.

We are working to reach zero waste goals by 2050

In today's world there is an app for everything! While we can't collect clothing with an app alone we realize the need to convenient and accessible clothing recycling access.

Moving from a linear system to a circular one.

Clothing is not trash, unwanted clothing holds value to someone, let us help your old clothing find its value again.

Meet the founder
Cristina Trujillo

Cristina Trujillo founded Zero Panik Textile Recycling in 2021 when confronted with a personal challenge that led her down a rabbit hole of global textile waste and she realized "this problem is solvable."

As a Mom, Cristina is committed to finding the most earth-preserving way to discard the clothing that her young family is growing out of at a rapid pace. The problem she discovered is that the only convenient outlet is donation bins and thrift stores but they really only want immediately sellable clothing; not the clothing that is stained or torn. Through research, Cristina discovered through emerging technology there is a way for this clothing to be broken down into original fibers and remade--yet the supply chain between those with the clothing and those doing the recovery is long, buried, or non-existent.

A serial entrepreneur, problem-solver, and leader, Cristina has combined her expertise in data management, information technology, marketing, and business development to initiate a major leap forward for the management of fashion waste. Zero Panik's solution is both simple and revolutionary. Cristina's approach: Solve the convenience problem and make the solution profitable for all stakeholders.

Cristina's motto: Planet Positive Panic Free Solutions

Lets get in touch!

We know a personal touch makes all the difference. Give us a ring during office hours and we'll help you however we can.

+1 (415) 918-6038

Monday - Tuesday
9am - 1pm (PT)

Thursday- Friday
9am - 1pm (PT)


Can’t wait to hear from YOU!

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© 2021 | Zero Panik Textile Recycling LLC

Fashion ReDesign: Reduction, Reuse, Recycling ReviewedFree Virtual Meetup!

Fashion ReDesign: Reduction, Reuse, Recycling Reviewed

Thursday, January 13 at 10 am Pacific Time

We invite you to join this virtual discussion on January 13, 2022, on the need for product stewardship and the local solutions being developed to address the textile waste problem.

Panelists include Joanne B., California Product Stewardship Council; Cristina Trujillo, Zero Panik; Rebecca Williams, SBM; and others.

Come with your camera on and ready to join the dialog.

FREE to Register :

Since 2020, the California Product Stewardship Council, CPSC, has been hosting a Statewide Textile Recovery Advisory Committee (STRAC) that has deliberated the contents and goals of publishing the Textile Recovery Policy Report for policymakers at every level of government. CPSC is excited to bring you the final Textile Recovery Policy Report and One-Page Summary. We encourage everyone to share this in their networks and invite others to contact Joanne B. to be listed as a supporter and join CPSC our listservs.

Get the Report Here -->

The main takeaways are:
- We need to fund and protect the garment reuse and repair infrastructure ASAP
- We need to lead by example with green purchasing and pollution prevention
- Textile waste is a complex problem that can’t be solved on the public’s dime, so industry funding is mandatory to relieve the unfair cost burden on charities, waste managers, and secondhand clothing markets, which disproportionately affect our most vulnerable communities. Read more about Extended Producer Responsibility for textiles and clothing in the report.

Textile Diversion ServicesZero Waste Solutions for Multifamily Residential Buildings

Residents and Building Managers

Would you benefit from easy access to sustainably dispose of your unwanted household textiles, old clothing, shoes, and other textiles in your complex?  

Yes of course you would! 

Zero Panik Textile Diversions Services SAVES YOU MONEY! 

Save on gas with convenient disposal at your building.

Save on trash services, the more you divert the more you save!

Save the planet - Zero Panik works with partners and brands to create brand responsibility programs to reclaim post-consumer goods and turn them into new articles of clothing and accessories. 

Pre-Launch Events Sign-up to get notified about our pre-launch events.

Don't forget to sign-up for our pre-launch events, we will announce recycling days and green events in local communities around the bay area.