No where is this waste more evident than in the production process itself. It is estimated that we create over 400 billion square meters of textiles and fabric every year worldwide, yet somehow manage to waste over 15% of it as cutting room waste (the leftover fabric that goes unused after a garment is created) That’s 60 billion square meters of perfectly good fabric that is being wasted for no good reason.
At Neval, we see this practice as not only unacceptable but simply unsustainable, which is why our products, from day one, were created to not only reduce waste, but maximize every inch of fabric into something usable. The fabric we cut our silhouette’s from was specifically designed to fit our patterns, reducing cutting room floor waste and maximizing our output from every ream of fabric. When we realized there was still perfectly usable fabric that wasn’t going into the jackets, we slightly altered our designs to create scarfs from what was leftover.
The result? Almost zero fabric waste from the creation of our products, more than living wages for our weavers, designers and seamstresses throughout the process, and a final product that above all is about quality, not quantity.