Open Source Fashion Cookbook
The Open Source Fashion Cookbook is designed to democratize sustainable and ethical fashion, enabling all people - especially communities that cannot traditionally afford to shop from responsible brands - to participate in responsible consumption. With detailed “recipes,” including step-by-step illustrations from six contemporary fashion brands, the Cookbook empowers you to make your own clothing from items that are readily available in your home. We understand that not everyone is a trained sewer, so we included recipes that vary in difficulty, from no-sew easy basics to more advanced designs.
Not only does the Cookbook serve as an instructional handbook, but it also includes essays from industry leaders who paint a clearer picture of sustainable fashion and what can be done, both as an industry and as consumers, in order to improve our world.
ADIFF is a female-founded design label that empowers refugees and upcycles traditional "waste" materials to create clothing and accessories. Our claim to fame is our "jacket that can turn into a tent” (a.k.a. the trench & bomber), one of our first solution-based items designed to provide assistance to homeless and refugee populations, that was sold on a buy-one-give-one model. Our mission is to empower marginalized communities and fight climate change through the vehicle of fashion.
We understand displacement and climate change as inherently linked crises in the world. Our products leverage waste as a resource: recycling materials that would normally be trashed and using them as the raw material to create new product. Our goal is to bring circularity to the forefront of the fashion industry, setting an example for upcycling + sustainability.Brand page