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Why is Wasteless Wonders so expensive?

When browsing around our collection, many might be surprised by the high pricing of our products. Since we care about transparency in all other areas of our business, we also want to give you a deeper insight into this part. In this article, we will show you how we calculate our prices and how everything is based on the time it takes to create.
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Imperfections are traces of human touch

Here at Wasteless Wonders, we are all about celebrating handmade, slow production. Which means very little machine work is used in the making of our products (really only a sewing machine) and most is done by two hands and many many repetitive motions. In this process, sometimes mistakes happen, a stitch is skipped or a row is woven in the wrong way.
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Talking scraps and sustainability with HEMPEA

A few weeks ago we released our first collection in collaboration with finnish home textile brand HEMPEA. Their products are made with ethically produced hemp fabrics - a material too precious to waste a single scrap of. In this article, we will dive deeper, together with Marja-Maija from HEMPEA, into the reasons for our collaboration and our shared passion for sustainability.
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Imperfections are traces of human touch

Here at Wasteless Wonders, we are all about celebrating handmade, slow production. Which means very little machine work is used in the making of our products (really only a sewing machine) and most is done by two hands and many many repetitive motions. In this process, sometimes mistakes happen, a stitch is skipped or a row is woven in the wrong way.
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What is pre-consumer textile waste?

We all know that there is a textile waste problem. Most of the time the topic revolves around fast fashion and the disposal of clothes at the end of their life. But there is already a problem a few steps back in the process. Pre-consumer waste is all the waste materials that are created in the supply chain during manufacturing of a product. In this article, we will briefly explain how and why this happens.
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Sustainable or Greenwashed?

Sustainability is a buzz word, that nowadays companies like throwing around for good publicity and a marketing boost. Some of those brands might actually conduct their business in a sustainable way, others (the majority?) is making a lot of fluff about not very much.
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We need a textile revolution

April is Earth Month and the week around the 22. of April - Earth Day - also marks the annual Fashion Revolution week. People all over the world ask "Who made my clothes?" and this year also "What's in my clothes?". Fashion revolution, as the name says, is focused on fast fashion, but I challenge you to look a step further, into all textile products.
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Tutorials

Intro to weaving: Finishing your fabric

This is the final installment in our three part series about getting into weaving. In this little guide we will show you how to remove your handwoven piece of fabric from the loom, how to secure the edges and how to prepare it for sewing.
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Intro to weaving: The basic technique

Weaving is a repetitive and meditative craft. The basic technique is simple. but holds so much potential for endless variation and experimentation. In this short guide, we will show you how to get started with weaving and how to transform the basic pattern into a modern and minimalistic grid texture with just one small adjustment.
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How to make a simple frame loom

A sturdy wooden frame and a bunch of nails is basically everything you need to make your own simple frame loom for tapestry weaving. In this article, we will teach you a simple method to turn a secondhand canvas into a new crafting tool with just a few basic supplies and about one or two hours of time.
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Where to find sustainable crafting materials

Maybe a lot of you, who are super into sustainable living, zero waste and minimalism, textile crafts would not be something that you are likely to take up. You need a lot of tools, supplies and materials, most of which seem hard to source ethically or sustainably.
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How to turn clothes into yarn

We all have this one knitted sweater, scarf or hat, that has a beautiful color or great quality yarn, but just doesn't fit right. Maybe you have thought about selling it, giving it to a friend or donating it. But if you are a knitter, crocheter or weaver - or always wanted to get into one of these crafts, hold on to that sweater, simply unravel it and use the yarn for your next crafting project.
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News

Why is Wasteless Wonders so expensive?

When browsing around our collection, many might be surprised by the high pricing of our products. Since we care about transparency in all other areas of our business, we also want to give you a deeper insight into this part. In this article, we will show you how we calculate our prices and how everything is based on the time it takes to create.
Read more

Talking scraps and sustainability with HEMPEA

A few weeks ago we released our first collection in collaboration with finnish home textile brand HEMPEA. Their products are made with ethically produced hemp fabrics - a material too precious to waste a single scrap of. In this article, we will dive deeper, together with Marja-Maija from HEMPEA, into the reasons for our collaboration and our shared passion for sustainability.
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Wasteless wonders x HEMPEA

HEMPEA is a finnish sustainable brand, creating eco-friendly home textiles from 100% hemp fabrics. This spring we collaborated to create some unique products with some of their pre-consumer scraps - cut-offs in the production process of their bedding and home textiles. Their high quality, ethically made hemp fabrics are too precious to waste, so we took all the small, odd shaped pieces and created a collection of Wasteless Wonders products with them. ‍
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Isola goes Digital - Four sustainable projects

Milan Design Week was supposed to happen mid April but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now Isola Design District has decided to take things online and build a new type of platform for designers and design related events. The design community on the platform is growing steadily and sustainability is written big on a lot of the projects. In this post we are introducing some of our favorites.
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Behind the 2020 spring collection

Last week we finally released our new collection of zero waste, handmade home goods, including brand new plant and storage baskets, a new type of soft wall art, as well as some more cozy and soft pillow cases. With this post I want to take you behind the scenes and explore a bit deeper on how some of these products were designed and made.
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Welcome to Wasteless Wonders

Enter the world of Wasteless Wonders - a new 100% sustainable home textiles brand. We handcraft all our products with love and care from waste materials. Prepare for a longer read, as this article will give you a complete introduction to who we are and what we do.
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