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3D Printing and the Future of Fashion

3D Printing is the future of the textile industry.

Presently we either visit the retailer and buy or order our dresses online.  Sometimes we undertake cumbersome stitching process too. Imagine getting your dresses by simply printing it in a 3D printer.  This is the latest form of dress creation.  The printer uses corn-based plastic fabric.  3D printing reduces shipment cost and manufacturing hassles.  The buyer has to simply choose the model and order.

Already 3d printed shoes are introduced in the market.

Soon we might come to across the use of this technology in other accessories too.  3D printed Prada handbags cheap in cost yet high quality may be soon the talk of the fashion industry.

Disadvantages of fabric printing and assembly model of dressmaking:

In the existing method of creating the fabric using yarn,  lots of natural resources are wasted. Right from the cultivation of cotton till dyeing huge water supply is mandatory.  Fashion is the third largest water-consuming industry. This damages the environment causing water and air pollution.  Also, a lot of power is consumed.

Advantages of 3D printing:

Research is on to make dress creation reasonably cheaper cost through 3D printing.

One of the advantages of 3D printing is it makes possible to make the most creative designs.

It allows the combination of various elements in fabriclike waterproof, opaque, flexible etc

It facilitates perfect fit, replication of complex geometrical shapes etc.  No doubt, 3D Printing can do miracles in sports and medical wear.

In this, there is no cutting of fabric and stitching.  The dress is printed as a whole.  Research is on to make the fabric adhesive for locking instead of button usage.

The comfort of the wearer is assured when 3D printing is used.  It makes possible to use the soft material on the inner side of the dress, irrespective of how the dress looks outside.