OPEN SOURCE collection techpack


        Coming out of a research in Zero Waste Design – carried out between April & August 2017- this first specimen collection showcases the technical, the innovative, and the creative potentials of Zero Waste design. It’s also meant to illustrate how such a concept (combined with technology) could play its part into the coming fashion industry change.  
Thinking « sustainable » is not only seeking for certified materials, but it’s also thinking about the impact of design on the use of material ressources.  

- Create without producing any material leftovers -
- Implement modularity in design -


To do so, this first specimen collection has been prototyped virtually, thanks to Clo Virtual Fashion 3D, a Korean CAD Software.
Mastering this 3D simulation tool allows us to both,  design clothes virtually and analyze simultaneously how pattern pieces fit together on the fabric roll. As a consequence, meaningful modifications can be done virtually, without producing any fabric waste during prototyping and final cutting phases.  No real prototypes have been sewn before  the final collection. 

​Browsing through this collection tech pack, you will be able visualize each garment from different points of view... outcome photographies, 2D patterns, 3D simulations, sewing annotations and other useful info to understand how Zero Waste Design philosophy works.


All the cutting plans have been thought in an industrial context (several garments laid on the same marker). However they can still be used for home-made scales by printing the real size pdf format associated to each cutting plan. 

  • The full collection has been prototyped according to a 38 basic size (Height 168cm I Bust 88cm I Waist 70cm I Hips 94cm). Loosy garments can sometimes even fit larger morphologies.  

  • To encourage traditional pattern makers to evolve in their daily practices, all this data is shared in OPEN SOURCE under the Creative Commons Licence. No commercial use is allowed. 


The project MILAN AV-JC aims to spread Zero Waste Design philosophy into the fashion industry. This could not be possible without any technical demonstration. Therefore, real size cutting plans and other technical info are shared in open source under the Creative Commons Licence.

What does it mean ?

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NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes

ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

Browse the collection techpack by...

Browsing by outfits, you can compare each garment with its virtual prototype and understand  how it is integrated into the whole collection. 


Browsing by cutting plans, you can visualize how patterns fit together on the fabric lay and download them under different formats.