Excess materials

"Reuse diverted textiles, ensure their circularity and reduce the environmental footprint

Whether lost materials or by-products, you can find here fabrics generated across the textile supply chain ready for their next life. AMBIO-N uncovers where in the world there is textile waste and finds reusable fabrics closer to you.
What you find in this section:
fabrics categorized as by-products

By-products*: useful products resulted from the production process that can be used as an input elsewhere with no further processing

fabrics categorized as lost material
Lost materials*: fabrics losses due to preventable - such as reduced through improved production efficiencies - or non-preventable causes - such as rejects caused by human error
*Definitions:Sustainable Clothing Action Plan, WRAP
all sourced from suppliers who fulfil the Ambio-N sustainability criteria**
**Discover AMBIO-N sustainability criteria here
Doing more and better with less
We take the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Sustainable consumption and production to heart. When you reuse any fabric from AMBIO-N, you help reduce waste generation by 2030 and contribute directly to achieving SDG target 12.5.
By reusing diverted textiles, we work together to:
transform would-be-waste into a resource
reduce the carbon and water footprint of your fashion product as you replace virgin fabric with a reusable fabric
reduce the waste footprint of your fashion product as you purchase a second use fabric in small quantity, only the quantity you really need
Calculate the carbon, water and waste footprint reduction of every purchase

Are you a textile supplier committed to zero waste policy? Are you a designer or a garment producer committed to sourcing material with an improved environmental footprint?

We understand that you want to tell the sustainability story with ease. So we have designed a per order impact reduction calculator."

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100% Aloe Vera Fabric

GSM - 50-80, Finish RFD, Width - 44
Vendor: Suvetah
Stock Qty: 100 meters
£9.40 /mtr

100% Banana - Striped Fabric created on Power-loom

GSM - 50-80, Count - 65, Width - 44, Greige Finish
Vendor: Suvetah
Stock Qty: 100 meters
£5.78 /mtr

100% Banana - Handloom and Handspun on Power-loom

GSM - 50-80, Count - 65, Width - 44, Greige Finish
Vendor: Suvetah
Stock Qty: 100 meters
£5.78 /mtr

100% cashmere off-cut (in red)

9cm wide by (at least ) 150cm long Fringe on one end is an additional length. Fully finished, very soft to the touch. Original mill: https://www.beggandcompany.com
Stock Qty: 989 kilos
£4.50 £2.50 /kilo

100% Corn Fabric

GSM -70-80, Count - 65, Width - 44, RFD Finish
Vendor: Suvetah
Stock Qty: 100 meters
£7.21 /mtr

100% Cotton in traditional Ikat design

Patterned on white base
Stock Qty: 1500 meters
£1.16 /mtr