It is no secret that the fashion and textiles sector is one of the most polluting and wasteful industries in the world. The industry continues to lack transparency, with widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Never before have there been this many people on the planet in slavery, and fashion is a key driver of this reality. Brands and retailers are still not taking enough responsibility for the work conditions in their factories, the environmental impact of the materials they use or how the products they make affect the health of living beings and the planet. 

Das Werk Haus design and production stands by a zero-waste movement. We source new, natural and high quality textiles from all over the world and use various fabrics in the creation of each individual item. We do not believe in waste and are determined to use every piece of fabric that we cut. This not only ensures we are remaining sustainable to the planet, but also results in each garment being unique to the next with distinguishing features in trims, buttons, patchwork ect. 

For us, the ‘zero-waste’ fashion philosophy is likened to creating a piece of classical music. Just as we design every garment with various textiles - Every person and instrument in a symphony orchestra plays a significant and detailed role in making a masterpiece. And when you own a masterpiece, you keep it! Less waste from less waste. 

Our textiles have been sourced from all over the world. We are happy to use the amazing prints that are already available and find no reason to demand more be made for mass manufacturing. This means that all of our collections are limited edition. 

On 24th April 2013 the Rana Plaza factory collapsed killing 1138 people and injuring many more. From this tragedy - ‘Fashion Revolution Week’ was born. During 20-26 April the world asks the fashion industry “Who made my clothes”. Das Werk Haus is proud to demonstrate transparency in our supply chain and respond “WE made your clothes!... From start, to finish.”

April 24, 2020 — Rikki-lee Romeyn