we are committed to finding a use for each scrap of our custom yarn-dye woven textiles: from community initiatives, to recycling or repurposing!
statistically, in the normal cut and sew process, anywhere from 10%-30% of each meter of fabric is wasted. if we threw out fabric at this rate, we would waste thousands of meters of our custom fabrics each year! instead, we've committed to finding a use for each scrap of our custom yarn-dye woven textiles through partnerships, collaborations, community initiatives, and more.
ace&jig 2021 commitment
this year we are committed to making things more thoughtfully and sustainably while remaining true to our vision. as part of this commitment, we will be making less clothing. instead of creating new textiles, we will be using our existing resources. any new styles we design in 2021 will be thoughtfully made from our leftover archival textiles. we are excited to creatively reinterpret these beloved fabrics into a new and heartfelt collection!
waste not items
since our brand beginnings, we have made use of our leftover textiles and scrap fabric by creating new ace&jig pieces like patched quilts, textile flags, patch kits, masks, and much more!
we sell our textile scraps for good! a few times a year, we release kits of our leftover textile scrap to raise money for different organizations and nonprofits that share our values. use these scraps to patch a hole or tear in a garment, reinforce a well-loved and well-worn piece, beautify a style to give it a second life, or create something new.
we collaborate with artists and peers who share our commitment to reducing textile waste. they make use of our leftover textiles in order to create new and beautiful pieces. we love to see our designs reinterpreted in their creations!
ace&jig X The Renewal Workshop
we partner with Projecthrive, a non-profit organization that employs women artisans living at-risk in the industrial areas surrounding Delhi, to create limited-run pieces from our scrap fabric.
instead of using new materials, we now repurpose our scraps to create small button bags for our garments that feature buttons!
these little pouches can be reused to store jewelry, as a small coin purse, or however you see fit.
we love to encourage the community-led practice of swapping. in the past, we’ve hosted events where ace&jig fans can swap styles they no longer wear with each other, giving the pieces a new life.
in 2019, we released our first visibly mended capsule collection. we took an assortment of one-of-a-kind damaged vintage & ace&jig pieces, and with the help of a few artist friends, brought each piece back to life by mending it beautifully with our textile scraps. stay tuned for more adventures in visible mending coming soon!
we encourage the creative reuse of ace&jig scraps by hosting craft stations at events, and engaging our fans in scrap projects like our Community Quilt.
we donate our scraps to schools and non-profits for educational purposes. learn more and apply for our next Scrap Fellowship here.