Waste-Free Methods from Creative Pattern Cutting

Franki Campbell Sunday, 1 December 2019

Gain insight into the world of creative pattern cutting, a profession that demands strong creative vision and problem-solving skills, and how a pattern cutter’s capabilities can be applied to reducing waste right from the design stage.

We revisit this episode from 2017 with Franki Campbell, whose approach to zero waste pattern cutting is pushing boundaries. Driven by her passion for sustainability, she has developed patterns optimised to cut down as much waste as possible using smart techniques and a holistic approach to how textiles are used in the studio.

 About the speaker:

Franki Campbell is a Creative Pattern Cutter. An early interest in sewing and garment construction led her to undertake courses in corsetry, costume and bespoke pattern. After graduating from the PGC in Innovative Pattern Cutting at Central Saint Martins, her interest in sustainable fashion found her interning at Safia Minney’s label People Tree. Today she works freelance, making patterns for multiple fashion lines. 

Find Franki at:


Instagram: @franki.creativepatterncutter

In this video you'll learn:

  • Different methods of achieving zero waste fashion
  • Using creative pattern cutting to achieve optimum zero waste designs
  • How you can use post-consumer and pre-consumer waste in production

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