Then today I read this article, and felt positively profligate. Scotland-based fashion designer Dan Vo has designed a range of men's jackets with no waste whatsoever; all the pattern pieces fit together on a 200cm by 145cm (79" by 57") piece of fabric like a jigsaw puzzle. (Sadly the article didn't explain how, or even if, different sizes are accommodated - that may be just too nerdy for the average reader!)
|One of Dan Vo's jackets. Photograph: Handout/Igor Termenon via The Guardian website|
As someone who makes a lot of her own clothes, I'm well aware that I'm a long way from a zero-waste setup myself. But reading this article, and the associated paper by Fashion Revolution, has encouraged me to try a bit harder.