The apparel industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second only to oil. Instead of ignoring these problems, I chose to challenge the preconceived ideas of fashion and design and start my own business. My zero waste business supports sustainable techniques to better the textile industry and the world. I believe in mindful consumption, creating long-lasting pieces for everyday life and zero waste practices.
What is zero waste?
Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. No trash is sent to landfills. The process is similar to the way that resources are reused in nature.
My goal is to be zero waste in all aspects of my work. I use recycled and recyclable materials in my shipping, packaging and studio materials. This is not just a business goal; I aim to eliminate waste wherever possible in my personal life as well. I am continuously learning and improving my processes to implement change.
About the materials...
All of the materials I source are natural and sustainable, including any dyes used as well. This means that all my pieces can be returned to the earth. Yes, you can compost everything I make!! But I hope you choose to use them and love them for a while first.
Is textile waste really a problem?
YES!! Since the popularity of fast fashion, textile pollution has grown at an alarming rate. The Council for Textile Recycling says that more than 70 pounds of textiles per US citizen are going in to landfills annually. A huge part of this waste is the amount of scrap fabric sent to landfills during production - all of my scraps are recycled to become One of a Kind pieces, biodegradable seed pods and more! I am always dreaming up new ways to give new life to pieces that would otherwise go to landfill.