Kapdaa was thrilled to be part of the Ratti’s latest sustainable projects, which managed fabric waste with the following actions: Preventing, Reducing, Recycling. The collaboration between the two companies allowed for innovative use of reusing fabrics and transforming waste in elegant notebooks and trendy prints.
Founded in 1945, since the beginning, Ratti has always been very involved with ethical, sustainable and environmental issues. Its commitment toward protecting the environment in any possible way, is proved by subscribing welfare certifications to guarantee greater attention during every phase of production and reduce environmental impact to the absolute minimu. Ratti is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of printed, plain and yarn-dyed and jacquard fabrics for womenswear and menswear, ties, shirts, beachwear, underwear and home and contract textiles.
Ratti’s sustainable initiatives is what appealed to Kapdaa to further a collaboration between the two companies. The goal was to find innovative way to reuse fabric and give them value. Ratti had a lot of small pieces of silk at their factories. The aim was to take these pieces of cloth or as Kapdaa coins them as ‘offcuts’ and produce something of value. Kapdaa used these offcuts to create bespoke notebooks.
Ratti was privy to every step of the production process through the videos Kapdaa shared on a regular basis. Key to Kapdaa’s mode of working is the conscious decision to not use machinery in their manufacturing process. This helps support the handcraft and ensure that the rapidly depleting trades continue and prosper in the future.
This endeavour was a huge success that resulted in increased collaboration starting early this year. Kapdaa’s notebooks will now become a regular feature that will be retailed at Ratti’s factory stores.
Founded in 2013, the whole ethos of the company is built on the idea of creating a completely waste-free fabric industry where ‘every pieces matters to us’ and doesn’t end up going unappreciated.
‘Turning stylish scraps into bespoke products for our clients struck us as a sustainable way of showcasing the fabrics themselves in a creative way’ – Nishant Parekh, co-founder of Kapdaa.