The fashion industry;
  • Accounts for approximately 8% of global climate impacts.

  • Is responsible for 10% of annual global carbon emissions. 

  • Is the second-largest water consumer and generates nearly 20% of global wastewater.

On average, 35% of all materials in the supply chain end up as waste before a garment or product reaches the consumer.
In order to reduce the environmental impact of textile and fashion industries; the practices of reusing, recycling and upcycling of textile waste need to be increased.

We integrate the fabric waste of Giyi items to the manufacturing process again. Through our upcycling process, the fabric wastes are turned into new items such as woven belts and brooches.

In the recycling process, the textile waste is shredded and turned into fibers and yarns that are ready to used; while upcycling indicates a creative and productive process where the waste is used as the main source. Hence, the materials are given a second chance of existence through reuse.

Fabrics make up most of the waste generated during the manufacturing of the clothes. We pay utmost attention to cutting off the garment patterns in a way that requires minimum waste. The fabric waste that comes from the manufacturing stage is at first cut into strips and then woven in the hand loom to become new Giyi belts. At Giyi, the denim fabric waste on the other hand is transformed into versatile ribbon accessories.

Last year we also noticed that we still have fabric waste in different sizes. For our newest collection, we upcycled this wasted fabric into kimonos that we called WASTE NOT KIMONO. Adnan Usta helps us cut all these wasted fabrics in similar sizes ready to be sewed for our Giyi Kimono. It is a very labor-intensive process requiring exquisite sewing techniques and a lot of creativity with colors. Therefore our precious WASTE NOT Kimonos will be available for sale under our Limited Collection series.

Each piece that come out of a Giyi box is designed with a zero waste mindset. Giyi boxes are strong and functional which lets you repurpose them according to your needs. Some Giyihood members choose to use the boxes for storing jewellery while others reuse them as a board for toddler play and learn time. Giyi tags are also designed in a multifunctional way which can accompany you as lovely bookmarks while reading.