008- Kiabi Windbreaker

Open Source - Zero Waste - Digital Sewing kit



Limited edition collaboration

This zero waste windbreaker is the result of a collaboration between the KIABI design teams and Mylène L’Orguilloux, co-founder of ZWDO Collective. As a first zero waste exploration, Kiabi  distributed this windbreaker in limited edition from 2021 April 9th.

Share information to augment the impact

To augment the impact of this pattern development, KIABI agreed to share the technical information publicly so both individuals and organizations can reuse the optimization work for future windbreaker productions.

Home sewing adaptations

As part of ZWDO Collective, Mylène L’Orguilloux - initially in charge of the DIY development - decided to make the most of the collective pedagogy skills to adapt the industrial version into a version accessible to home-makers, that provide pedagogy, size inclusivity and language accessibility.

do it yourself !


This resource is open source (free to use) and protected by the Creative commons licence BY-ND. 



The Ø Waste Windbreaker is a versatile, reversible, easy fitting garment that is suitable for any body. I

t has a stand-up collar, with a centre front half zipper, elasticated wrists and hem and a front central pocket that is great for storing your phone or keys or dog treats.



This sewing pattern is suitable for advanced/confident sewers and above.

It comes with comes with a step-by-step illustrated set of instructions in English.



The garment pattern has been developed so that it fits a range of body types, shapes and sizes, regardless of gender. If you like the windbreaker - make it!

Nota Bene : for the time being 5 sizes are available to test. We are seeking community feedback before going further in the development of a wider size range.






Read Liz Haywood's 4 blog posts about her making process.

She documented her edits, change of plans and how she added a hood.



◼ Ready-to-cut pattern layouts (one per size)

◼ Graded sheet 

◼ Format: Digital PDF (A4, A0, US LETTER) 

◼ Set of printing and cutting Instructions

The digital kit comes as a zipped folder with the extension (.zip). 
To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All


It also gives you access to an online forum where you are welcome to ask questions

and discuss about the making process with the community. 

Any feedbacks to share about the content, please do it here:



4 people involved - 195 Hours - 4095€ - Self funded


This adaptation work has been made by a team of 4 people ; Cassandra Belanger, Mylène L’Orguilloux,  Ronan Silve & Holly McQuillan. Till the release of this version, V.1.0, a total of 195 hours were required to complete the work including, size adaptations,  technical simplifications, sewing, text writing, sketching, testing, collective meetings, translations, feedbacks collect, modifications etc...  Between charges, materials, software and  website fees, so far it costed 4095 € to ZWDO collective. The collective activity is self-funded. We volunteer in our free time and pay freelancers to extend our capacity and impact.

Therefore, our open source pattern library access is managed through

Each month we monitor the number of downloads and donations to determine the current funding status. Once it reaches 100% the digital kit will be made available in the open source world forever. 

Downloads:  210

Funding rate: 10% (€400 out of €4095)

Last update on 2022, June 1st



This digital kit isn't 100% funded yet. It will be soon!

In the meantime, you have 3 options to access it: 


Subscribe to our 

membership  and get unlimited access to the full ZWDO's pattern library


ZWDO Collective with a one-time donation 

as little as €1


Join the waitlist to be notified when it is 100% funded and becomes fully open source