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What is a deadstock fabric?Deadstock is known by a few names, with “overstock”, “surplus fabric”, and “remnant” being the most common. Basically, it’s any leftover fabric that can’t be used for its original purpose or order fulfilment anymore [...]. It might come from brands who ordered too much fabric, from mills producing incorrect colours or damaged or flawed fabric, or from cancelled orders (Source GoodOnYOu) The level of sustainability of fabric always depends On how it is made (the impact), Its composition (if it can be composted or recycled), What's happening to the clothes at the end of their life (a new life as preloved or dismantled for new clothes). Using deadstock gives life to fabrics otherwise forgotten or downcycled or worse. SiiM uses deadstock to avoid wasting beautiful Italian fabrics. It's mostly natural fibres like silk, wool and linen that assure high quality and long life. The designs are made with the zero waste pattern design that doesn't leave scraps, and they are designed for disassembly, so if you give them back the fabric can be used for new clothes (at the moment only in Dublin but DM us) .
What is SiiM textile experience?SiiM wants to help to reconnect to the value of the textiles and their production, changing our habits and giving a new emotional connection to our clothes. SiiM brings together kindred spirits through positive textile experiences through mindful stitching, mending tips, and soothing, rebalancing yoga and meditation practices focus on climate anxiety. SiiM proposes handmade one-of-a-kind sustainable fashion zero-waste capsule collections made with deadstock/end-of-the-roll Italian fabrics. The designs are timeless, made to last, maybe borrowed and swapped, but I can also take them back and make new ones.
Where the fabrics are coming from?SiiM uses gorgeous high quality deadstock fabrics coming from Italy, mostly silk, linen and wool. They are end of the roll or remnants from closed factories or leftovers of big productions.
What is circular fashion?A fashion company (or any company really) is considered circular when they include in their responsibilities: using for their products and processes only or almost only recycled, reused, refurbished, repaired materials; reduction of waste during production and expect the same from the various supply chains; the end of life of their products at the design stage, so what to do when the customers have them worn or no more wanted. It's hard but everyone should do their best for the sake of everyone else.
What is Zero Waste Design?Zero Waste Design (ZWD) 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 (source ZWD Collective). Normally the 15-25% of the fabric for making a garment is lost, the leftovers of the cutting are usually not recycled and reused.
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