5 PRINCIPLES OF NO HOUSEHOLD WASTE
- It is a way of living or doing business that avoids waste as the end result of consumption. ...
- REUSE (and repair)
Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products,
IS ZERO WASTE FASHION POSSIBLE?
Study New York uses zero waste cutting techniques in their production process as much as possible and they make their patterns to ensure the most efficient possible use of their fabric.
WHAT IS TEXTILE WASTE?
Textile waste is the material that is discarded throughout the production process. This waste can be produced throughout each stage of product development, from spinning, weaving, dyeing, finishing, and even after it's made.
Zero-waste promotes a more focused way of producing and living. Brands are adopting this approach to their manufacturing to eliminate textile waste in every aspect of production. They are deciding to reduce the environmental impact of their processes and products in ways that have genuine meaning and provoke real change.
Waste in the fashion industry can occur at several stages of production. When choosing a fabric to purchase from a supplier, brands are often sent several samples of small swatches of fabric, and these are often archived or thrown away after a collection is finished. Even the fabric choice itself can have a history of waste. For example, natural materials like organic cotton can involve waste, from how it’s grown, to the process of turning fibre into fabric.
Pattern cutting can be an area of development that involves a lot of waste. When pattern pieces are placed on the fabric to be cut out, this can leave ‘offcuts’ of fabric that are too small to be used and are often discarded. During the sewing process, there can be further waste like ‘overlocking’ offcuts and unwanted bits of thread.