What is zero waste?
- The pattern can be created to fit together like a puzzle to minimize scraps, which are called off-cuts.
- The off-cuts can be saved and used for smaller pieces, like pockets, cuffs, and buttons.
- The smallest scraps can be recycled, or used as stuffing in things like pillows!
How is Fern & Moon reducing fashion waste?
- Our largest scraps are saved and sewn into scrunchies which we gift to brides. They’re a fun memento, and a gentle way to tie your hair back.
- Smaller scraps are cut into circles, stacked, and then sewn into delicate flowers which we use on veils and dresses. They’re so beautiful, no one would know these designs were born out of problem-solving sustainable practices.
- The smallest pieces, little clippings, and threads are collected and used in an upcoming quilted jacket design. Robert, one of the wonderful Fern & Moon sewers, specializes in recycling materials with quilting, and he’s developed some gorgeous techniques that utilize these little pieces as textural filling.
Why is sustainable fashion important?
Shop the pieces
This statement piece features semi-sheer cascading flowers clustered around the top like a halo. They use organza offcuts from the Margaret overskirt, and are designed to compliment the piece when worn together.
Small polka dot organza offcuts create the climbing flowers on this veil. They use leftover pieces from our upcoming wrap shirt and ruffle overlay.
We’ll keep thinking of more ways to use leftover fabric, sometimes the most beautiful designs come from creative problem-solving!