To minimize our waste, we try and use Zero Waste Cutting in our design process whenever possible.
Historically, clothes makers and artisans always designed to minimize the amount of cloth thrown away; today, cloth is cheaper and designing to minimize excess fabric is time consuming and therefore more expensive and less efficient. At Study, we believe differently. Patterns may be designed so that their parts fit together like a jigsaw puzzles.
Some of our items are designed so there is barely any fabric waste left, like the ZERO WASTE TANKSUIT and KIMONO DRESS.
Inevitably, some designs do leave behind some fabric waste. That's where we get creative. We have collaborated with a few other Brooklyn based businesses to repurpose our scrap fabric.
Zero Waste Daniel helps us created a REROLLED SWEATSHIRT from the scraps from our LOGO SWEATSHIRT.
Weaving Hands weaves us new fabric from the scraps of the TWIST DRESS that we then make into a sweater - with pockets !