fashion designer ganit goldstein has launched a virtual reality fashion exhibition to introduce her new 3D printed garment collection, called ‘WeAreAble’. challenging the current fashion industry production methods, the innovative project, uses multi-material polyjet technology to develop new 3D printed textiles combined with multi-color embroidery, and create mesmerizing tailored looks. 

ganit goldstein combines 3D printing & embroidery to create sustainable custom garments
all images courtesy of ganit goldstein

 

 

goldstein’s project focuses on the process of creating 3D printed garments based on measurements from a 360-degree body scanner, enabling her to create bespoke items perfectly fitting the person’s form. the result is a cutting edge concept of personalized garment production, in an effort to move away from the mass production of ‘fast’ fashion’ technology. drawing influence from traditional japanese techniques and ikat weaving, the ‘WeAreAble’ collection showcases a unique combination of handcrafted methods and 3D printing, of past and future technologies. 

ganit goldstein combines 3D printing & embroidery to create sustainable custom garments

ganit’s 3D printed garment made from an FDM home printer using the multi-color ability – the project was presented in ‘ars electronica’ festival in S+T+ARTS exhibition in upper austria, 2020

 

 

being one of the first fashion designers to have worked with such technology, ganit goldstein has collaborated with stratasys 3D multicolour printing and other tech partners such as haratech for 3D body scanning, in order to deliver the collection. in her designs, she has also incorporated ‘veroclear’ transparent material, to generate a crystal-like look. the outfits present a hybrid result of embroidery and 3D printing technology, a unique approach for the future of 3D printing in the world of textiles.

ganit goldstein combines 3D printing & embroidery to create sustainable custom garments

ganit’s 3d printed outfit using 100% recycled filament and fabric made from ocean waste yarn production – presented at ‘leonardo da vinci’, museum of science and technology, milan, 2020

 

 

the process of production begins with the designer using a body scanner with a ‘depth’ camera to get the full-body measurements from each individual. each garment is then crafted from 3D to 2D CAD manipulations which create a single, precise piece of fabric for the garment, thus responding to the challenging concept of zero waste patterns; the collection focuses on a sustainable approach using 3D printing without any support or waste materials.

 

 

 

 

ganit had planned to launch the collection at berlin’s annual ‘wear it summit ‘exhibition, but with new social distancing laws in place, she decided to add an entire 360° exhibition space. with the help of her brother, yoav goldstein, a senior computer vision and game developer at intel corporation, they worked for the past months to engineer a virtual reality technology that creates a realistic 360 exhibition to display the collection. 

ganit goldstein combines 3D printing & embroidery to create sustainable custom garments

 

 

goldstein hopes that this personalized process will offer an eco-friendly alternative to customers looking to move away from the fast fashion industry. ‘I was inspired to create the collections using these cutting edge techniques after seeing the devastating impact fast fashion has on the environment’ the designer explains. ‘making one quality, classic piece which fits the individual perfectly means a more sustainable approach to fashion – I hope that given the technologies we now have available to us, designers will work towards creating fewer, bespoke pieces and we can enjoy fashion without impacting the planet’ she comments. 

 

 

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project info:

 

name: ‘WeAreAble’ 3D collection
designer: ganit goldstein

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom