MEET KAPDAA – THE OFFCUT COMPANY, DEDICATED TO SAVING TEXTILES FROM LANDFILL
Are you looking for innovative solutions to textile waste? Interested in adopting more circular practices? If so, meet KAPDAA – The Offcut Company.
At KAPDAA – The Offcut Company, every piece matters! KAPDAA have been working with over 250 brands worldwide to convert their waste fabrics, offcuts and unsold stock into unique, sustainable branded products. Some of their signature collaborations include Selfridges, MET museum, National Portrait Gallery, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher RAEBURN, Roland Mouret, Alice + Olivia, DAKS, Holland & Sherry, and The Woolmark Company.
KAPDAA was born with a simple idea on how to reduce beautiful, unused materials of various sizes from going to waste. Co-founder, Nish, has been determined to eradicate fashion waste in the most creative and sustainable manner, all-the-while supporting a circular economy. Over the past 3 years, KAPDAA has saved more than 7800 metres of textiles and wallpaper from going to landfill.
HOW IT WORKS The process is simple. KAPDAA’s Zero-Waste Advisors counsel you with the best possible options, keeping in mind the type and size of your offcuts, unused textiles, misprinted materials, unsold stock or end of rolls. Next, the advisors share the product catalogue, which includes notebooks, eye masks, face masks, collapsible sunglass cases, tote bags and more.
All products can be customised to feature your fabrics and branding. Following the product selection, send your materials to KAPDAA’s offices in London. The design team will work alongside you to make a bespoke product, as per your brand and requirements. All materials are sent to the Sustainable Hub in India for product manufacture. KAPDAA’s ethos ensures that every element of the process is sustainable: using natural glue, recycled paper, soot /natural ink for printing, biodegradable packaging and supporting local vendors.
KAPDAA provides fair trade employment to local artisans’, who handcraft and quality check each product. In doing so, they contributes towards organically increasing living standards. Once made, the items are shipped back to your studios using electric vans.