By  on March 20, 2018

Queen of Raw, a New York-based fabric tech start-up, has partnered with Kvadrat, a heritage European textile supplier. Queen of Raw’s digital platform connects designers, architects and textile companies with dead stock (or unused) and sustainable fabrics. Kvadrat will provide Queen of Raw with dead stock materials for its platform.

Over $100 billion worth of unused or discontinued fabrics is currently sitting in factories and warehouses located worldwide, and the majority of these materials “end up buried, burned, or thrown away,” according to Queen of Raw. Its platform offers dead stock materials such as leather, denim, cotton, wool, knits, linen, lace, silk, synthetic, performance, trims and hardware, as well as “made in the USA,” “bulk buys” and “scrap packs” options. And through its web site, brands and textile companies can list their own inventory of dead stock for purchase, the company said. Queen of Raw aspires to give unused fabrics “a second life.”

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