The Future Home: How to Print Your Own Clothes
It seems like every day a new concept from the Jetsons starts looking more real. Today’s conceptual case in point? The Clothing Printer. This thing BLOWS OUR MINDS.
And we’re not just talking about basic garments here. Part of this concept includes an online marketplace for your favorite shops, allowing you to purchase the design for a desired piece of clothing. Need a new pair of Lululemon yoga pants? Just print one!
Designers can even sell specific fabrics and materials in cartridge form, allowing for premium printed clothing as well as the basics. So instead of putting in a basic “red fabric” cartridge, you may potentially be able to add “red gingham J.Crew” to your printer.
After wearing a given piece, you can load the garment back into the printer where it is broken back down into thread and cleaned. The thread is returned to the cartridge it came from for future use. Meaning yes, this is also a sustainable and super green concept. Win!
Sadly, this product might not go on sale for a couple of generations. The designer sees this as a viable gadget in 2050 or so, when the printing of objects is as common as printing documents. We love the idea of adjusting colors, sizing, and fit to pieces from places we love like J. Crew, Anthropologie, and ModCloth.
What do you think of this idea? Too futuristic? Would you print your clothes? Or do you love the act of browsing clothing racks? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!