What to Wear: Zero Waste Fashion

Fred R. Conrad/The New York TimesOctober's Grid will be choc full of local, sustainable fashion. To wet your whistle, here's a story from yesterday's New York Times Sunday Styles section on the rise of zero waste design:

Zero-waste design strives to create clothing patterns that leave not so much as a scrap of fabric on the cutting room floor. This is not some wacky avant-garde exercise; it’s a way to eliminate millions of tons of garbage a year. Apparel industry professionals say that about 15 to 20 percent of the fabric used to produce clothing winds up in the nation’s landfills because it’s cheaper to dump the scraps than to recycle them.