3D Fashion

Technology

Close up photograph of fabric produced by AM

Creating clothes that are personalised and customised needn’t cost the earth – and could help to save it.

In partnership with textile and garment manufacturer, the Yeh Group, experts in the Loughborough Design School are developing additive manufactured (AM) textiles technology that could revolutionise how clothes and footwear are made – whilst improving the energy and resource efficiency of the clothing industry.

AM textile manufacturing is not new, but current processes are multi-stage and require garment finishing.

Loughborough’s innovative technology will produce finished, ready-to-wear net-shaped garments directly from raw material in a single manufacturing operation.

This landmark technology signals a step-change in textile, garment and footwear innovation that will revolutionise the clothing industry worldwide.