Future of Fashion: Pt 5

Are 3D-Printed Fabrics the Future of Sustainable Textiles?

Three-dimensional printing may have little in common with sustainability—at first blush, anyway—but the rapid-prototyping process has a litany of surprisingly green benefits. The emerging technology, which uses ultraviolet beams to fuse layers of powdered, recyclable thermoplastic into shape, leaves behind virtually no waste. Its localized production and one-size-fits-all approach also racks up markedly fewer travel miles, requires less labor, and compresses fabrication time to a matter of hours, rather than weeks or months.

Read more at http://www.ecouterre.com/are-3d-printed-fabrics-the-future-of-sustainable-textiles/

 

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