Zero Waste Xoomba

 The scrap shirt is available while we have scraps! ($55- email or message to order in any size)

The scrap shirt is available while we have scraps! ($55- email or message to order in any size)

When you are a part of the process and see the hours of effort that go into every inch of our textiles from the sunny fields to the hand skein dyeing, to the rhythmic looming -  it seems unimaginable to waste a single scrap. So we don’t! We are always making our scraps into all sorts of useful and charming pieces.

 Scrap bags are made in all sorts of configurations  

Scrap bags are made in all sorts of configurations  

Eco-designers are tackling fashion pollution from many angles and one that is often proposed is to use waste, be it vintage clothing, refashioning the heaps of thrift, using larger factory textile waste- This is all good of course. Transforming this monumental production of waste, can help reduce land fills and stop flooding third world markets killing local tailor jobs. But depending on this waste can also justify it’s existence in the first place. In a perfect world, this source of waste is made with integrity. Xoomba envisions that perfect world of clothing made with the lowest possible impact on nature as and a positive impact on the people involved, no waste of materials, sourced in proximity to production, sold at affordable but not throw away prices - wouldn’t it be wonderful if this was the quality filling our thrift stores of the future?

 Precious Xoomba scraps

Precious Xoomba scraps

To be made into so many things! 

 Mai’s week’s work making cushions stuffed with our ever so soft, locally harvested kapok

Mai’s week’s work making cushions stuffed with our ever so soft, locally harvested kapok

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