Over the past few decades, major retailers have driven down prices at the expense of quality and ethics. Our wardrobes have become disposable and our consumption is wasteful. Therefore, Excess Only is on a mission to tackle fashion’s waste problem and make quality clothing accessible again. They want you to pay for the things that matter: craftsmanship, quality, sustainability. As a digital-first brand, they offer everything directly to you, without unnecessary markups. It’s estimated that over six million tons of fabric are lost annually during clothing manufacturing. Some of this waste is in the form of scraps, but some of it is left on the roll. This is where they come in. They think of themselves as modern-day treasure hunters. They source high quality surplus, aka excess, fabric from European factories, warehouses, mills and even directly from luxury brands. Conventional business models are notoriously difficult to manage and it’s all too common for creative and operational decisions to result in leftover rolls of perfectly good material. Rather than let this stock go to waste, they snap it up and give it a new life. Absolutely everything they do is driven by their ‘fabric first’ approach because you can’t make a good product without good raw materials. It’s as simple as that.
MADE IN ITALY AND UK
They work with European factories and workshops (currently UK and Italy) that uphold the standards of traditional high-end manufacturing. Each garment has a label explain where each fabric is found and garment is made.
They source high quality surplus fabric from European factories, warehouses, mills and directly from luxury brands.
They try to make everything within 150 miles of each fabric source.