Zero-Waste Pattern Cutting is a method which produces no off-cuts: the garment is created within the space of the fabric width.
Each garment is designed strategically to consider using every piece of material cut from the fabric bolt.
At the height of rapid consumer culture and fast fashion cycles, the fashion industry has been built on standardized processes. How can a shift towards more sustainable practices in the fashion industry take place for both consumers and designers? Current fashion design practices involve conventional patterns that contribute to 15% fabric waste at the cutting stage. Zero-Waste Pattern Cutting (ZWPC) is an alternative cutting technique that addresses material waste at the design stage in the garment life cycle.