Diane Pham

3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Sustainable Textile Production

by , 08/01/10

3D printers, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, Freedom of Creation, eco-textiles, eco-friendly fabrics, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, sustainable style, green fashion, wearable technology

Forget about trying to figure out whether you’re a small, medium or large. No longer reserved for architects and industrial designers, 3-D printers are making their way onto the fashion scene. Once considered an extravagant undertaking with questionable results, the advancements of rapid-prototyping technology just over the past five years have been nothing short of amazing. With impressive results fit to suit any size, when applied in textile production, this technology also has numerous green benefits, including: minimal waste, a reduction in transport costs (carbon and dollars), less human labor input and a streamlined, high-quality fabrication process. Read ahead to learn how the 3-D printer could be the next new ‘it’ designer.

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