Did you know15% of fabric intended for clothing ends up on the cutting room floor as textile offcuts?
For decades, about 15% of fabric intended for clothing has ended up on the cutting room floor of tailors and fashion designers as textile offcuts (waste). This waste is usually being neglected and in a research carried out by @thegreens, we realized that about 1600 – 4000kgs of textile offcuts is produced every month by the more than 800 tailors and fashion designers of Bamenda.
Most of this waste gets burned or thrown in the landfill and this has greatly contributed to environmental degradation and accelerated climate change. It’s against this backdrop that @ecodesigns was founded to help solve the problem of textile offcuts pollution, and textile waste pollution as a whole.
At @ecodesigns, we are collecting the textile offcuts from tailors and repurposing them to produce pillows, dolls, chalkboard dusters, etc.
EcoDesigns is a textile recycling and fashion designing hub of The Greens (@thegreens) that trains young girls for FREE in Textile Recycling and Fashion Designing in a bid to reduce female unemployment, inequalities and poverty, promote female entrepreneurship, improve the health and wellbeing of orphans, prisoners and poor people via the donation of free clothes, as well as combat textile waste pollution and climate change.
It’s a branch of The Greens’ Waste Business Hub, a startup incubator that is training young and underprivileged youths to exploit the business opportunities available in the domain of waste, hence nurture a generation of Waste Business Entrepreneurs (Wastepreneurs). Waste Business Hub is currently educating and empowering youths in the recycling of tires, textile and plastic wastes.
EcoDesigns currently has 03 Training Directors and 13 female trainees who are learning fashion designing, embroidery and overlocking as well as how to transform textile trash into textile treasure.
Every week, the hub upcycles 50 pounds of textile waste in a bid to curb textile waste pollution and Climate Change.# Support @ecodesigns
By supporting @ecodesigns, you are contributing to reducing female youth unemployment and poverty, promoting women empowerment and entrepreneurship, improving the health and wellbeing of orphans, prisoners and poor people who can’t afford quality garments, as well as contributing to fight textile waste pollution and climate change. You can support @ecodesigns by;