Sometimes you end up with extra fabric after your order has been completed - this can be due to so many different factors but its always good to remember that the Textile “waste” is only “waste” for its original purpose. When the material is wasted so are the resources, both natural and labour, which were invested and embedded into the fabric.
We always want to find ways to “re-purpose” the fabrics for our clients after an order has been completed by offering ways to cut new products and find new possibilities from the fabrics. In addition, by up-cycling unused and redundant textile surplus materials, you can give these materials additional value which prevents it from being down-cycled or discarded.
One example of this is the fabrics we had left from Sarah Rich Harrison's Assemble apparel orders.
From the off-cuts from Sarah’s STOCKHOLM SHOOT Assemble LIV dress we were able to create some beautifully printed Assemble tote bags. Same linen fabrics but two completely different end products and purposes.
Do you have redundant, surplus or “wasted” fabrics? Get in touch at email@example.com or visit kalopsiacollective.com