Lustables: Loomstate & Parson’s Zero Waste Anorak

Loomstate debuts its first zero-waste garment developed in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design.

Recent Parsons graduate Andria Crescioni, and Loomstate founders Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinlay Hahn are this week debuting their first zero-waste garment developed in collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design. The winning design, by Crescioni was inspired from a zero waste fashion course at the school and guidance from Timo Rissanen, Parsons Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and Sustainability and an expert in zero waste fashion.

Rissanen developed the course for students to learn a new approach to design: that of wasting absolutely nothing in the entire design process. Hahn and Gregory served as mentors on the project, educating students about such issues as sourcing, dyeing, finishing, and energy consumption of organic denim. The two continued to guide Crescioni in the manufacturing of the garment from development through production. The result is this modern, truly sustainable spin on a wardrobe favorite that never goes out of style.

“Zero waste fashion is an innovative design process that produces no fabric waste. In effect, patternmaking becomes an integral part of the process, creating a richer, more sustainable design practice,” says Simon Collins, dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons. “Through this collaboration, we have proven that zero waste can be a viable manufacturing process for designers.”

You can see more from Crescioni at the Awamaki Lab, a Peruvian non-profit that works with indigenous female weavers, where she is developing a capsule collection.

The winning anorak will be available starting this week at the ROGAN boutique located on the Bowery in New York City and at Loomstate’s online store.

Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.