Designers use 3D printing to create beautiful biodegradable fashion apparel

Textiles are the most wasteful items in the world. According to statistics of the Textile Recycling Committee, American citizens throw away 70 pounds of clothes or other textiles on average each year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about 5% of landfills are occupied by textiles. Even many donations People for charities also don't realize that many of the things they throw away can also be donated. For example, if a piece of clothing is stained or leaky, people think it is not good enough to donate and throw it away. However, many charities Institutions, including those yellow aid boxes you see everywhere, will recycle these textiles and recycle them.

Of course, if our clothes are biodegradable, we don't have to worry about how to deal with our worn clothes. We can throw them in compost heaps. However, most garments cannot be completely biodegradable unless it is 100% cotton or wool. But a designer named Julia Daviy is developing a new type of biodegradable fashion product, 3D printed plastic. Daviy, an ecologist and cleaner technology industry manager, began experimenting with 3D printing in 2016. He believes that 3D printing will change Clothing production methods may even eventually replace traditional textiles.

She said: 'The filaments are not yet ready to completely replace the fabrics, but this is only a matter of time. For now, this technology is enough to make better clothes than leather and other specific materials. For example, I created a skirt. , It looks as if I use a laser to cut them from a piece of leather intricately, but it is completely flexible and biodegradable plant plastic. It is faster and cheaper than using leather.

Her work includes lacey, slim-looking 3D print dresses and tops. Unlike many 3D printed fashion apparel, Daviy's apparel is eco-friendly in addition to being biodegradable because it does not require mass production and storage. Customers can purchase design documents and 3D prints at home. 'Half of the textiles used in the manufacturing process became waste in the initial stages of the manufacturing process, and the fast fashion industry uses cheaper production methods.' Daviy said.

Allowing customers to print their own clothes in home 3D can also be customized by themselves, and if they choose, it is an attractive idea for those who are eager to be more personal than mass-produced clothes. Daviy uses 3D printers for himself. And 3D printing pen to make her fashion, although she has received some technical professional training, but she believes anyone can use it.

3Doodler 3D printing pen played an important role in her skirt. 'The idea of ​​an eco-friendly lifestyle and its exploration, this is the reason why I study design thinking and different technologies. When I became more familiar with 3D printing, I realized that it has tremendous power for change. Today, I believe that 3D printing is the most sustainable way of revolutionizing most industries, and it is inherently sustainable.

Source: China 3D Printing Network