about zero waste

in fashion: 

textile pollution is a growing problem in the fashion industry. the council for textile recycling says that more than 70 pounds of textiles per u.s. citizen are going into landfills annually, that means over 21 BILLION pounds this year alone. at daniel's studio, fabric waste is kept at zero. pattern making techniques, appliqués, tiled mosaics and embellishments absorb one hundred percent of the textile goods that are brought into the studio and zwd takes factory scraps and turns them into new goods. each piece of zero waste daniel's clothing diverts roughly one pound of fabric from hitting landfill.  

daniel has mastered the process of large and small scale production without bringing textile byproducts to landfill, a process he is now introducing to designers including STUDY NY, NOORISM and EILEEN FISHER. if you are interested in having your company's designs be made zero waste and produced in the u.s., please contact us here.

 

zero waste is the goal of both the garments and the studio. we use recycled and recyclable materials in our shipping, packaging and office materials as well as a zero waste mindset in every day company life, eliminating trash wherever possible. we are constantly improving the process, remaining conscious and aware of areas that have room to change.

for information about collecting, processing or recycling your own textile waste, visit the united states environmental protection agency.

at home:

living zero waste means sending nothing to landfill and avoiding excess packaging when buying consumer products. here are some easy zero waste tips that help me live waste free wherever i go.

  • bring a reusable tote bag, a reusable utensil, a mason jar and a cloth napkin in a zipper pouch (see my essentials kit or DIY—check out my blog post for more)

  • bring some baking soda (for smelly pits or an emergency toothpaste) to avoid conventional disposable alternatives

  • make your own cleaning products out of household staples like coconut oil, baking soda, and vinegar