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Student Creates Stylish 3D-Printed Clothing Line That Took 2,000 Hours To Make
By Yoon Sann Wong, 30 Jul 2015
Israel-based Danit Peleg is a 27-year-old recent graduate from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design who made a daring decision to try something new for her final design project—using a 3D-printer to create her entire clothing collection at home.
Despite not knowing anything about this up-and-coming technology, Peleg took the bull by the horns and persevered to create a modish and unique fashion line.
She told Mashable, “I wanted to challenge myself to print the entire collection using home 3D printers. To be honest, I also wanted to have the freedom to make my own textiles as opposed to depending on what I’d find on the market.”
Obstacles Peleg faced include issues with time and materials.
“I spent a month or so experimenting with PLA, a hard and breakable material. I was not getting very far because the material is inflexible, which is the key property of a ‘real’ textile. The breakthrough came when I was introduced to FilaFlex, which is a new kind of filament; it’s strong, yet very flexible.”
After nine months of research, Peleg took another 2,000 hours to print the designs—each outfit took nearly 400 hours to complete.
“I believe that technology will help democratize fashion and give designers more independence in the creation process,” said Peleg.
Watch how this project was executed in the video below.
[via Mashable, video via YouTube, images via Danit Peleg]
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