ZERO WASTE DESIGN
Our motto at Study is "Making Fashion Without Making Waste." To minimize our waste, we use Zero Waste Cutting in some of our designs when creating our garments. Historically, clothes makers and artisans always designed to minimize the amount of cloth thrown away; today, cloth is cheaper and designing to minimize excess fabric is time consuming and therefore more expensive and less efficient. At Study, we believe differently. Patterns may be designed so that their parts fit together like a jigsaw puzzles. Some of our items are designed so there is barely any cutting, like the SQUARE1.
Another way to cut back on waste is to use long-life textiles. Whether they are made from recycled material, old garments, or very high quality textiles so they don't fall apart, using materials that do not need to be replaced rapidly can help reduce waste. Take our QUILT 1 for example; it's made from fabrics from old Study NY collections.