BAUH Designs Uses Deadstock Fabric and Why the Planet Benefits
According the U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person a year. Such tossed items account for about four percent of the municipal solid waste stream. Twenty percent of world's industrial waste pollution is caused by the fashion industry and tons of toxic chemicals are used to produce new textiles. Scary, right?
Reviving and upcycling deadstock fabric is a good way to help reduce that waste. Deadstock fabrics are the left over fabrics of other fashion houses who overestimated their needs. It's important for me as a designer to be kind to our environment and responsible with our resources. BAUH designs buys premium deadstock fabric and upcycle it to create beautiful garments. Using deadstock fabric helps reduce waste and decrease the negative impact on our environment.
We have a few sourcing companies that we work with. We source cotton from US and cotton batiste from Italy which we use to create our signature shirt dresses.
Using deadstock fabrics doesn't allow us to buy fabric in large quantities. That's why we have small production runs. Sometimes we have enough fabric just to make 5 dresses which makes them unique and one of a kind.