Now, if you’re reading this, you must have either some offcuts or are simply curious to see what we do, either way, a big hello from KAPDAA – The Offcut Company! Let us quickly introduce ourselves for the ones who’ve missed out: We here work with designers, mills and makers to try turn their offcuts, end of rolls, and other excess materials into unique, sustainable and branded products – notebooks, eye masks, luggage tags, passport holders and many more.
Each product is handcrafted and is supporting traditional skills like book binding and screen printing, something which resonates with the brands they work with.
Over the past three years we have saved 5400 meters of fabric from going to landfill and have collaborated with over 250 brands, namely the National Portrait Gallery, The MET Museum, Selfridges and many more. With each establishment we’ve had a different story and experience, but in the end, the result was always positive.
In the case of our collaboration with the National Portrait gallery, we had a unique three-way collaboration with them and the Gainsborough Fine weavers and dye house. They were hosting an exhibition called the Gainsborough’s family album, and wanted to make the experience more memorable for the attendees. That’s when we came into the picture, as they had notebooks and note slip boxes made from their end of rolls, which were sold at the Museum’s shop.
We were even commissioned by the Selfridges, to create a range of notebooks with the offcuts provided by four of their celebrated designers, Fyodor Golan, Issa London, Orlebar Brown and Halston Heritage. Their offcuts were remnants of past season fabrics, and we transformed these into striking journals with each book showcasing their luxury prints and fabrics in a fun and memorable way.
Our latest collaboration was with the MET museum and designer Mary Katrantzuo, for her collection which was showcased in the MET Gala. Another three-way collaboration, which resulted in beautiful notebooks. An amazing way to have your customers take home a little more than what they expected, as well as a great method for PR and Marketing.
So, if you’re looking to collaborate or if you have an upcoming exhibition, we would love to create limited edition sustainable products, and since we believe in total transparency while production, we also share videos and images of the process as the products are being created.
We really look forward to having you join us on our zero-waste journey, and our amazing designer family. Let’s get saving some offcuts! Don’t hesitate to get in touch.