Located in Los Angeles, there are many high-end designers who are looking to turn their factories into zero-waste companies. The fashion world creates so much waste and we want to change that in one simple way - repurposing scraps and remnants. Was wondering what your thoughts are on this and if you think there would be a need for remnant high-end silks and cottons. We could sell in bags assorted by colors or misc. varieties, possibly ranging from $5-$25/per bag. These are all very high-end couture materials.
This is something I have been sourcing for my range. There are many other designers who also create small ranges and one-off items created from 'waste' fabrics.
What size are the scraps and remnants you've sourced so far? Do you have pieces over 1 metre?
Your pricing is difficult to judge without knowing how large/small the bags are - but it doesn't seem too pricey.
the lady and husband who set up esthetica at LFW have a brand called from somewhere....they may be on this site...they work this way with italian factories...it is a great idea esp if its done so orderly...i would be interested in sportswear companies though and have been trying to network with those like this
This is a great idea! I work only in remnants and repurposed fabrics, and find ways to reuse my own cutting scraps (anything bigger than 1 inch by 1 inch is fair game). Like Helen, I'd need to know how much comes in a bag, but I think I'd be a customer!
Why hasn't anyone done this before? It's a wonderful idea.
That’s such a fantastic idea, I say definitely go for it but like the others, i am from the UK too :(
I'm on the look out for where I can find scrap fabrics as well so If anyone knows, Please do share.
I wish I lived near buy to buy these fabric bags
All the best!
I am fashion design student in Academy of Arts University. Selling remnants is a very good idea. Being a student, I thinks this a very good opportunity for students like me who want to make a sustainable collection. I don't know about scraps, but I like the idea of remnants for fashion since there is enough yardage for making garments.