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3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Sustainable Textile Production

Posted By Diane Pham On August 1, 2010 @ 9:00 am In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Eco Textiles,sustainable style sundays | No Comments

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 [1] and industrial designers [2], 3-D printers [3] are making their way onto the fashion [4]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 [5] 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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[1] architects: http://www.inhabitat.com/architecture

[2] industrial designers: http://www.inhabitat.com/products

[3] 3-D printers: http://www.ecouterre.com/17545/the-secret-to-high-tech-armor-in-iron-man-2-3d-printing-on-demand/

[4] fashion : http://www.ecouterre.com

[5] technology: http://www.inhabitat.com/technology

[6] READ MORE >: http://www.ecouterre.com/20869/are-3d-printed-fabrics-the-future-of-sustainable-textiles/

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