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Picnic table in forest covered with a solid green color. Text overlay reads How Low-Waste Manufacturing Helps the Planet

Is Low-Waste Manufacturing the Future?

Kristen Dettoni founded Design Pool out of genuine concern for the sheer amount of waste generated in the traditional textile industry. Early in her career, she worked in mills where she witnessed the massive amount of material destined for the landfill. And that was just in the design and development process alone. She often wondered, were low-waste manufacturing options out there? Today, those same products are manufactured in other countries. In addition to the waste generated in development, the...

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Earth Day Design and Color Inspiration
Earth Day Design and Color Inspiration Floral Squares
Earth Day Design and Color Inspiration Cotton Print
Earth Day Design and Color Inspiration Wheat Print
Earth Day Design and Color Inspiration Stylized Daisies
Earth Day Design and Color Inspiration Zen Garden

Sustainability with Print on Demand

During her 27-year career working in the textile industry, Design Pool founder Kristen Dettoni watched as the industry she worked in produced yards and yards of textile waste while creating large collections twice a year. The standard model was for a traditional mill to create hundreds of designs, each available in multiple color ways, to present to clients. Those clients only had availability to place 3% of those designs, leaving 97% of the designs shelved, never to be shown...

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