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Empower your designs and make a positive impact!

Fashion design has the power to inspire and captivate, but it can also be an industry that produces a significant amount of waste and harm to the environment. As a designer, it's important to consider the impact of our work on the world around us, and to seek out innovative ways to minimize waste and create sustainable designs.


One such way to do this is by using #clo3d like I did for this hiking jacket. Clo3D is a software that allows you to create 3D virtual prototypes of your own designs. By using Clo3D, you can reduce the need for physical samples and fabric waste, while also exploring new creative concepts. However, there is still much work to be done.

I had been designing outdoor jackets like this one for a long time and always loved creating pieces that are both stylish and functional, but I had never really considered the waste of fabric my designs produced. The traditional patterns utilized to design this jacket will result in a minimum of 25% of the fabric being wasted or discarded. Fortunately, this jacket will remain in its digital form, created in #clo3d

A year ago, I stumbled upon the #zerowastedesigncollective, an organization that focuses on reducing waste in the fashion industry. I was intrigued by their mission and began to dive deeper into their resources, discovering a wealth of knowledge on sustainable design methods. I learned about the importance of pre-consumer waste reduction and the impact of overproduction.

Pattern making is a crucial skill for designers who want to create sustainable fashion. It allows designers to use fabric more efficiently, reduce pre-consumer waste, and create designs that are environmentally responsible. By incorporating zero waste pattern making into their design process, designers can minimize fabric waste and create beautiful, sustainable designs.

I haven't had much experience with zero waste design yet, but I'm committed to making an effort to learn more and incorporate its principles into my work going forward.

I am determined to make a change and empower my designs to make a positive impact!

Ultimately, the combination of Clo3D and Zero Waste Design represents a powerful and exciting opportunity for designers to create beautiful, sustainable fashion that inspires and empowers. By embracing these innovative tools and approaches, designers can make a positive impact on the fashion industry and the world at large.




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