Sustainability within the fashion industry is more important than ever, not only because of climate change and the polluting impact the fashion industry has on our planet, but also because customers’ demands for conscious clothing is increasing. People are more aware than ever before about the climate crisis and are willing to take actions towards a more sustainable future.
This project used a Zero Waste Pattern Cutting (ZWPC) approach supported by secondary research on historical and cultural occurrences of said technique. Standing oppose to the current practice of manufacturing clothing which creates approximately 60 billion square metres of fabric waste which ends up in landfill every year according to McQuillan and Rissanen(2016).
A collection of six outfits was created based on primary research and the prospect of creating a Zero Waste pattern plan for each garment. In addition to that the collection aims to embody a timeless and minimalistic style to increase its longevity.
This project has proven that it is entirely possible to create a commercial collection using Zero Waste Pattern Cutting methods by the realisation of three outfits of a capsule femme collection.