3D Printed Clothing Designer and Producer, Inventor of the method of the clothing large-format 3D printing and 3D printed “leather”
I believe that the 3D printing of clothing represents more than a new innovation in fashion.
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.
In 3D printing I saw a solution to these problems.
By 2016 I already had a decade of experience in clean technology, innovating new solutions to environmental problems caused by industry.
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.
At that time the technologies to make my ideas reality did not exist.
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
My innovations in 3D printing are opening new doors every day.
Now my research is providing answers to some of fashion’s hardest problems.
Right now there is one fashion material that filament cannot just replace but improve upon.
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.
The 3D printing process allows the fine regulation of thickness, shape, pattern and color.
I have mastered these techniques in the production of 3D printed suits, and bespoke skirts and dresses, combining 2 different filaments for printing.
These are techniques that even the greatest craftsman could never match in leather.
Photo credit: Olya Helga
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