18 May '13, 6pm

3D clothing Printers? Good Idea or no? --Eric--...

“We found the clothing industry to be an extremely wasteful and inefficient use of our resources,” Harris says on his website . “Clothing is shipped to several different places before being distributed to the consumer. Also, its lifespan is only a few years before being either disposed of or repurposed .” Unwanted garments can be returned to the unit to be cleaned, broken down, and recycled, reducing waste. A consumer-oriented, at-home clothing printer, he adds, is the obvious solution. Such a contraption would eliminate the hassle, not to mention resources, of shipping. Unwanted garments can be returned to the unit to be cleaned, broken down, and recycled, reducing waste . In fact, Harris imagines his printer replacing whole closets, while dispensing with the need for washing machines and dryers. By allowing an online-only marketplace to supplant brick-and-mortar stores, ...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/will-at-home-3d-clothing-printer...

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