In an effort to unite with the innovative fashion tech community, we are bringing to light a cutting-edge conversation on the topic pertaining to “zero waste”. The fashion industry is evolving as all humanity is, so it is only natural that we combine fashion experts with supportive e-commerce to implement change and bring about a new reality within the fashion world through the creation of socially and economically sustainable clothing/jewelry.
The average American generates around 80 pounds of textile waste each year. This so-called “waste” can easily be recycled into usable and functional clothing. Globe Hope is determined to create unique clothing, bags, and accessories using left over materials in an effort to re-design fashion through aesthetics, ecology, and ethics. This is a renewed level of committed to provide the consumer.
"Zero-waste design strives to create clothing patterns that leave not so much as a scrap of fabric on the cutting room floor. This is not some wacky avant-garde exercise; it’s a way to eliminate millions of tons of garbage a year." – Business of Fashion
“Tonlé is a Cambodian-based fashion brand that has achieved zero waste production by employing a unique zero-waste business model. Even the smallest scraps, that cannot be used in the yarn of new fabrics, are being used to make recycled papers for Tonlé’s tags.” – WT VOX
The apparel industry professionals are creating innovative design techniques, such as the Direct Panel on Loom (DPOL), which provides a roundup of zero-waste design to the consumer. We are entering a time period where fashion will begin to obtain more sustainability, transparency and zero waste in the overall creation process. This is ultimately about respecting the clothing and the clients, by choosing to take ecological responsibility and opting for quality rather than quantity.
“Sustainability is more than just avoiding waste, it is a lifestyle change that consumers need to eventually shift towards.” - Fashnerd
Bayou with Love was created to convey a higher consciousness to the human impact on our planet and ultimately demonstrate that beautiful items can surely come from sustainably sourced and recycled materials. “By recycling gold that was once considered ‘waste,’ Dell and I are working to create an environment where we continuously reuse resources and strive for zero waste.”- Fashnerd
Diamonds are slowly but surely becoming part of the zero-waste industry, as Ella Stein is choosing to create ethically sustainable diamonds for all to enjoy, in an elegant, modern design. Consumers want to know the products they’re buying and Ella Stein has gathered information on recycling almost everything they use, as part of the Kimberly Process Certifications. “All of Ella Stein’s jewelry is made from these small pieces, ensuring that 95% of the diamond is used.” - Ecocolt
The fashion industry is implementing this change through the creation of sustainable clothing. Let us all appreciate the birth of this zero waste trend to re-design and re-establish functional clothing for all to enjoy.