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.
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