At the height of rapid consumer culture and fast fashion cycles, the fashion industry has been built on standardized processes. How can a shift towards more sustainable practices in the fashion and garment industry take place? Current fashion design practices involve conventional patterns that contribute to 15% fabric waste at the cutting stage. Zero-Waste Pattern Cutting (ZWPC) is an alternative cutting technique that addresses material waste at the design stage in the garment life cycle. What tools do designers need to be more autonomous from groupthink? What would enable them to experiment or implement ZWPC? How do you create change without risk?