What do you usually do with fabric waste after you sew a shirt? Toss it to trash? Well, now you can stop doing that. Zero Waste Daniel gives a great example on how we should recycle those fabrics. This brand collects a lot of fabric wastes and sews them together to create a brand new apparel. How sick is that?
Daniel Silverstein, the man behind Zero Waste Design, is a fashion designer who has been living a zero-waste lifestyle for about 5 years. And as a fashion designer, he knows very well that fashion is one of the most polluted industries in the world. “The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the entire world. So the big thing we’re doing is taking what’s already being thrown away, and creating new fabric, new clothes, and new jobs out of it,” said the New York-based designer.
Well, is it really that polluting?
Every time a clothing piece is made, there will 15 to 20% of the fabrics be thrown to the trash. And based on how fast fashion industry grows nowadays, the number is multiplied to millions. People may be not aware of this, but fashion has polluted our world more than we have imagined.
Okay, so how are the clothes made?
The magic starts in Zero Waste Daniel’s pop-up store, Brooklyn, New York City. You can spot a lot of textile leftovers and stylish clothes made of those fabrics. All clothes are designed and made on site. Silverstein mixes and matches various textiles and turns it into a piece of art. Sometimes it’s a colorful abstract work, and sometimes it’s a stylish fabric collage.
Silverstein gives you two options to enjoy this eco-friendly fashion. First, you pick your favorite from the rack. Second, you customize your clothes. But basically, there are not many differences between the first and second option, because each work is unique. You can go for the second option if the clothes displayed on the rack doesn’t appeal your eyes.
If you’re interested in having one of Silverstein’s artworks, you can go to Zero Waste Daniel pop-up store in 369 Hooper St, Brooklyn, NY, USA and Package Free, 137 Grand St, Brooklyn NY, USA. Or shop it online through www.zerowastedaniel.com. Their cropped t-shirts start from $55.00 and $70.00 for the leggings. So, are you going to buy it? Let us know your thoughts about this zero-waste brand by leaving a comment below. And don’t forget to share!