The surplus of one is a valuable material for the other.
Surpluses are generated in the clothing industry, the furniture industry and the military. The surplus is finished fabric or leather that has no use for the original customer, or the leftovers are too small to be used in furniture, for example.
The surplus can often be utilized as such as a finished material.
Utilizing the surplus reduces the need for new material and avoids the generation of textile waste. At the same time, the resources used to produce the material can be utilized efficiently and labor-intensive work steps are saved in the manufacture of a new product.
Products made from surplus materials are small in size and can be best utilized by small businesses.