Zero waste bags
In most factories, textiles waste accounts for 10 - 30% as this happens during the preparation of fabrics for construction. Almost all garments and accessories consist of curves and odd shaped pieces to achieve proper fitting onto the human body. To reduce waste at the production stage, I designed the bags with fewer curves and created a manual sorting process to separate textile and paper waste that could recycle. In NYC, Fabscrapscollects textile waste from fashion companies around the city, volunteers at their Queens facility separate items into resell-able, and small scraps get recycled into building materials.
Mass production of unsold garments often becomes waste, as retailers discard them in landfills. Low-quality fast fashion products last only a few washes, creating more waste while straining our natural resources and labor force. This problem compounded by their increasing number of seasons clothing is released, traditionally fashion has four seasons, but companies like Zara increased delivery with new merchandise every few weeks has dire consequences for the environment.