KAPDAA: The Sustainable Brand That Turns Excess Materials Into Unique Branded Products.
KAPDAA works with designers to turn their offcuts, end-of-rolls, and excess materials into unique, sustainable, and branded products. Since launching just three years, ago, KAPDAA has already stopped over 10,00 meters of fabric from going to landfill.
Their innovative product range, includes: notebooks, eye masks, luggage tags, card wallets, files, and many more. KAPDAA has collaborated with some of the largest brands and designers in the industry, including: Selfridges, Holland & Sherry, Raeburn, Alice + Olivia, Mary Katrantzou, Roland Mouret, DAKS, and more.
Nish Parekh is the brain behind KAPDAA.
Nish has spent his entire life dreaming up the endless creative possibilities for unused fabric since he was a child (partly inspired by those early, happy memories spent in his mother’s fashion studio). Years later, he crafted a one-of-a-kind bookmark using offcuts, and this marked a new chapter in his life: eco-friendly, sustainable products, – as a labour of love.
Nish’s unique idea of creating something beautiful from neglected offcuts struck a chord with many brands, designers, and clients worldwide, and KAPDAA: THE OFFCUT COMPANY was born in 2015. However, prior to launching KAPDAA, Nish built an impressive portfolio in advertising and marketing for the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, and Ogilvy.
KAPDAA works with family-run businesses for their shipping requirements: they employ craftsmen for traditional practices, such as screen-printing, and hand-binding for their books, – ensuring that they maintain a livelihood, even in current times, where everything is automated.
“I believe that there is still a lot of work to be done. After working with over 300 designers and brands, we will soon be launching THE SUSTAINABLE HUB, – a progressive solution to the ecological challenges of the fashion industry. This will be a green-garment manufacturing solution where you will witness KAPDAA’s obsessive commitment to going green across the entire value chain with low minimum orders and quick turnaround times,” said Nish Parekh.
Nish is now on a mission to spread his offcut message to a wider audience, – calling upon designers and brands to work together on his journey towards building a zero waste industry.
Find out more here: https://kapdaa.com