Working with leather (or any other material) means having offcuts during the production process.
Some people throw them away, some keep them.
At Striiiipes, we keep most leftovers (at least what can be used on other projects). The smaller the offcuts are, the smaller the products can be.
Zero-waste fashion refers to items of clothing that generate little or no textile waste in their production.
It can be considered to be a part of the broader Sustainable fashion movement.
Standard garment production generates an average of 15% textile waste due to the stratification or hierarchy of the garment production process.
it’s even higher in the leather industry, due to leather’s natural shapes.