TextileLab and Fabricademy: Interview with Anastasia Pistofidou on Sustainably 3D Printing Fashion.
Fashion and sustainability are two words that feel antonyms nowadays. The mass production of clothing and ethically doubtful methods of manufacture leave one of the biggest economic forces among the top places at the ranking of most polluting sectors. This creates a negative social influence and climatic impact that makes obvious the need for a change to make fashion great again. This issue is not new and many people are working towards a better future. And although the changes come slowly, the mentality and so the industry is moving towards a healthier direction.
One of those people who believe in the need for a change in fashion is Anastasia Pistofidou. She is a Greek architect specialized in digital fabrication technologies. Based in Barcelona, currently works as director of the FabTextile research lab and Fabricademy, a new textile and technology academy. The FabTextile project offers an “Open sourcing fashion production for a global innovation ecosystem.”. It is a research platform that seeks a new approach in the fashion industry through the use of technologies as 3D printing or CNC milling.
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As we have mentioned in other posts, the use of 3D printing in the textile sector is opening a new scope that is oriented towards improving the present landscape of fashion. Although we are still making baby steps before we arrate to major achievements, there are some interesting ways that 3D printing can add to fashion. Some of the positive things 3D printing could bring this field is the possibility of creating tailored garments that waste less material. The capacity of produce locally and improve distribution systems, saving transportation costs and pollution are other benefits. Also, the idea of open source fashion is quite interesting and could shift the way we design clothes, enhancing the customization of pieces to fit personal needs while making fashion more of a collective endeavor.
We asked a Anastasia some questions in order to learn more.
Which 3D printer do you use:
What materials can you print:
How would I work with you if I was a fashion designer:
Why is what you do important:
What is the added value:
What are you adding to the 3d printing & fashion world:
Can you actually wear the garments:
Can you clean it in a washing machine:
via 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing https://3dprint.com
March 14, 2019 at 01:09AM