3D printing technologies will create an entirely new age for the fashion industry. The third age of fashion will once again liberate the creativity of women.
My fascination with 3D printing began in early 2016. At that time I was increasingly concerned with the ethical and environmental impact of fashion on our world.
Issues of chemical pollution, energy consumption, material waste and the exploitation of animals are a huge problem for the fashion industry. (stock photo)
In 3D printing I saw a solution to these problems.
I am the co-founder of the Green Economy Institute in Eastern Europe, and a board member for some other organisations in the field of clean technology.
As far back as 2009 I began research into smart clothing, to meet problems of fast approaching climate change, including resistance to high temperatures and other severe weather conditions.
So I was amazed when, in 2016, I found 3D printing close to providing solutions.
In the last two and a half years I have undertaken a course of high speed development in 3d printing.
My studies include work under the best teachers at University of Illinois, and exploring the implications of 3D printing to the product design cycle with courses offered by IDEO and University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
“3D printing technologies will create an entirely new age for the fashion industry”
- Liberation of women
- Cruelty-free clothes
- Sustainable fashion – clothes will be recyclable with zero waste production
- Clothes will become smart
Photo credit: Vita Zamchavska
Now my research is providing answers to some of fashion’s hardest problems.
Every year millions of animals are killed for their skins. The suffering inflicted by industrial farming techniques for the production of leather is impossible to avoid.
My first mission with 3D printing has been to create a replacement for leather.
I have mastered these techniques in the production of 3D printed suits, and bespoke skirts and dresses, combining 2 different filaments for printing.
Photo credit: Olya Helga
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