Monday, February 6, 2012

Design Student wins Zero Waste Pattern Design competition

Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinley Hahn, the owners of the organic fashion brand Loomstate, decided to take the gamble, challenging a class at Parsons the New School for Design to create garments with zero waste.

The students’ work was whittled down to five finalists, with the winner--a loose-fitting anorak with dolman sleeves by Andria Crescioni--chosen at a Parsons exhibition on zero waste. 
...The key was to maximize a single piece of cloth, using the scraps for pockets and cuffs and external details...The anorak is available in limited quantities for $345.
Note from Michelle: Zero waste garment manufacturing means that all those little scraps of fabric left once you've cut out a garment do not go into the landfill. Multiply those scraps by millions and millions of pounds of clothes made every year and you start to get the point.

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