Print Me a New Pair of Pants

This is like the next step up from knitting machines a really big step! The new clothing store – select fashion design patterns online, place order, pick up at store.

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.

3D Printing Process: ‘The FOC Punch Bag’ from Freedom Of Creation on Vimeo.

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