‘Fold Zero’ is a zero-waste collection of garments made by utilizing 98-100% of the fabric, thereby producing zero or minimal wastage in the process. Taking reference from step-by-step origami, using a rectangle or a square paper as the starting point, the translation of folds from paper to fabric lead to interesting discoveries in terms of silhouettes, garment openings, as well as offering the wearer alternative ways of wearing the garment.
The garments are size-independent but fabric width-dependent, hence different sizes and forms around the body have been explored. The layers, as in origami, translate interestingly in terms of opacity and reversibility. Handwoven cotton fabric woven in different parts of India (Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, etc.) has been used as the base fabric.