Are you looking for innovative solutions to textile waste? Interested in adopting more circular practices? If so, meet KAPDAA – The Offcut Company.
At KAPDAA – The Offcut Company, every piece matters! KAPDAA have been working with over 250 brands worldwide to convert their waste fabrics, offcuts and unsold stock into unique, sustainable branded products. Some of their signature collaborations include Selfridges, MET museum, National Portrait Gallery, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher RAEBURN, Roland Mouret, Alice + Olivia, DAKS, Holland & Sherry, and The Woolmark Company.
KAPDAA was born with a simple idea on how to reduce beautiful, unused materials of various sizes from going to waste. Co-founder, Nish, has been determined to eradicate fashion waste in the most creative and sustainable manner, all-the-while supporting a circular economy. Over the past 3 years, KAPDAA has saved more than 7800 metres of textiles and wallpaper from going to landfill.
The process is simple. KAPDAA’s Zero-Waste Advisors counsel you with the best possible options, keeping in mind the type and size of your offcuts, unused textiles, misprinted materials, unsold stock or end of rolls.
Next, the advisors share the product catalogue, which includes notebooks, eye masks, face masks, collapsible sunglass cases, tote bags and more. All products can be customised to feature your fabrics and branding.
Following the product selection, send your materials to KAPDAA’s offices in London. The design team will work alongside you to make a bespoke product, as per your brand and requirements.
All materials are sent to the Sustainable Hub in India for product manufacture. KAPDAA’s ethos ensures that every element of the process is sustainable: using natural glue, recycled paper, soot /natural ink for printing, biodegradable packaging and supporting local vendors.
KAPDAA provides fair trade employment to local artisans’, who handcraft and quality check each product. In doing so, they contributes towards organically increasing living standards. Once made, the items are shipped back to your studios using electric vans.
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The London Fashion Fund is currently open to expressions of interest from fashion and biotech start-ups to close their latest round of investment. EOI’s will be assessed across five different criteria:
If you meet this criteria, the London Fashion Fund would love to hear from you! To find out more and to send your expression of interest here.
The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is Friday 19th February 2021.
London Fashion Fund has already invested in 8 fashion and tech start-ups in this round of investment. Learn more about the awardees and how they are innovating in the fashion and tech space below.
The businesses that we have supported have one thing in common; extremely bright and talented founders who are passionate about changing the fashion industry into an industry that is both creative and responsible in every way. They are inspiring and forward thinking, and have surprised and delighted us.Jane Shepherdson, LFF Director; Fashion Industry & Retail Advisor
BEEN London is a sustainable accessories brand that rescues materials from landfill and handcrafts them into beautiful, useful bags that are made to last. https://been.london/
Extends the life of clothing by repairing and upcycling at their own workshop, by experienced seamstresses & produces a range of natural, plastic-free luxury clothing care products. https://clothes-doctor.com/
Compare Ethics is the technology platform that verifies sustainable products, establishing trust and transparency between consumers and fashion businesses. https://compareethics.com/
Good Cotton doesn’t have to cost the Earth. HydroCotton is a technology company pioneering climate resilient cotton agriculture for the 21st Century. https://www.hydrocotton.tech/
Kapdaa works with Fashion Designers to turn their offcuts into quality branded products, saving 7400 meters of fabric each year from landfill. https://www.kapdaa.com/brand/
Own-Kind combines the luxury of personal styling with the convenience of online. Give or receive Styling advice and digitise your wardrobe, on the free App. https://www.own-kind.com/
Nuw is an app to share and swap clothes to extend the life-cycle of the clothes we buy in order to reduce our collective fashion carbon footprint. https://www.thenuwardrobe.com/
Founded on a fundamental belief that no bridesmaids dress should be worn only once, Rewritten produce innovative styles, that mix & match, in bold colours with flattering silhouettes that can be worn again and again. https://wearerewritten.com/