So you’ve decided to be more a sustainable brand but now you have zero idea where to start? You are not alone. Deciding to be sustainable requires a big leap in effort and education. What materials do you use? How do you measure waste and reduce it? A good start is to focus on closing the loop of existing materials since there’s so much already out there. So here’s 5 reasons why you should source deadstock fabrics specifically by joining our upcoming Deadstock District.
What is Deadstock?
The fashion industry is full of brands with leftover fabric fondly referred to as liability.
You bought it, you didn’t use it, and heaven forbid you reuse that print next season. Enter lots of fabric leftovers that you would love to unload. Read here for a deeper dive.
Why Join Deadstock District Beta?
1 | Be the First
Deadstock District will be a private industry membership where you can source and sell deadstock fabric. As an early adopter you will have privileged input on what features are most important to you and at what rate.
2 | Get in at a Low Rate
By joining Deadstock District in it’s beta stage you will be privy to the lowest monthly rate it will ever be listed at. Like if you had been smart enough to join ClassPass before they got popular. Fortunately, you live and learn, here’s your chance.
3 | Turn Your Liability into Revenue
If you have a bunch of unused textiles sitting in the corner of your studio and slowly taking over your valuable square footage, don’t move to a storage unit, sell your liability!
4 | Source Smaller Batch Fabric
Many millhouses and even some fabric stores place pretty high minimums on your orders, but it is not sustainable to buy more fabric than you know you’re going to need. Buy smarter and save money.
5 | Reduce Your Environmental Footprint
By giving new life to your textile liability you reduce the amount of waste you output as a brand. Not to mention, by opting deadstock you are sourcing from the existing supply chain instead of furthering the creation of new fabric.
6 | Close The Loop
Not only does this impact your own brand’s footprint, but by sourcing deadstock fabric you are helping close the loop in the fashion industry. The better we can all get at creating a circular fashion industry, the closer we are to operating sustainably.
7 | Connect with a Conscious Community
One of the biggest takeaways from our Fashion Revolution Day event was how inspired everyone was to be connected to a much larger conscious community. We want you to have access to this on the reg. This is step one of that goal.
Are you ready to be a sustainable fashion brand? Click here to be the first to join Deadstock District beta, launching soon.