Study by Tara St. James

Study by Tara St. James

Zero waste patterns. Brilliant. What this basically means is creating garments from square shapes of fabric so there is nothing thrown away when cutting curves and smaller pattern pieces.

Not only are these clever designs by Tara St. James zero waste, but they are all made from organic cotton, silk and recycled polyester ultra-suede.

Check out the square project here.
Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at

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