Zero Waste Design Online is an international collective that develops online educational resources in the field of zero waste design and systems thinking for fashion. We seek to transform the industry through education, community collaboration and open dialogue around garment construction, pattern cutting, design methods and innovative use of technology. Zero Waste Design develops methods for the design of garments that do not produce waste in their production. This is done through the use of creative pattern cutting and design methods to enable the careful placement of pattern pieces in a jigsaw-like arrangement.

Our objective is to provide online alternative educational resources that are accessible from anywhere in the world. We want all garment makers to be equipped with a sharper understanding of both the systemic issues we need to address and the potential of solutions that can be developed together. We have come together to develop the first platform of its kind – one that creates a safe and inclusive space for people to learn, explore and collaborate on ZW garment making ideas together. It is a platform that promotes innovative methods, techniques and thinking for a better fashion future.

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