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New Fashion from Fabric Discards Piece x Piece creates women’s clothing from discarded fabric samples recovered from local fashion studios. Each garment is original, handmade, and sewn in small quantities.

ENVIRONMENTAL Design houses discard 5,000 or more swatch cards every year used for development. Piece x Piece uses these new and viable fabrics which are normally thrown away in the early stages of clothing design.

SOCIAL At least 75% of consumers think about the ecological and social impacts of the clothes and products they purchase. This group is a powerful force in the consumer market.

ECONOMIC Piece x Piece reduces waste and stimulates San Francisco’s economy by creating fair wage jobs and manufacturing locally.

Piece x Piece was established in response to the large amount of fabric waste common in the fashion industry. The company says its mission is to create beauty from fabric waste, and to stimulate thinking about what “waste” really means and how we address it. Why a Sustainia100 solution? Thousands of sample fabric swatches are discarded each season; until now, it had been difficult to imagine a use for them. The result of ongoing reclamation, experimentation, and design, each Piece x Piece garment is, by nature, one-of-a-kind. The fabric used in each piece is selected from an ever-changing stock of luxury discards.

“PIECE X PIECE IS A THOUGHTFUL DISRUPTION TO THE TRADITIONAL PATH ONE USUALLY TAKES IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY FROM FABRIC MILL TO LANDFILL.” ELIZABETH BRUNNER, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PIECE X PIECE

Developed in USA Deployed in USA

Piece x Piece creates beautiful, high-quality clothing from discarded fabric samples recovered from local design studios.

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