Google and Microsoft are investing in fashion: biodegradable fabric running shoes out of plastic bottles on a 3D printer
In December of this year in sale the first 5 000 pairs of sneakers Futurecraft 4D. In 2018, Adidas plans to increase volumes of manufacture up to 100,000 pairs a year.
In August of this year in Berlin at the fair collectible sneakers Solemart the most expensive pair of Adidas steel Futurecraft 3D. The first couple sold for €10 000.
Adidas purposefully develops eco-friendly products. Last year Adidas presented a model fully biodegradable sneakers Futurecraft Biofabric. Shoes created from fibers of Biosteel, the touch is no different from synthetic fibres. The fabric is 15% lighter and more durable of all materials with a natural basis. The process of decomposition of the tissue in a specially created conditions for this will be 36 hours.
A new model of biodegradable shoes will be available by the end of 2017.
In 2015, the company, together with Parley for the Oceans, the organization for the protection of the marine environment, has developed a model of shoes from ocean waste. When designing the Shoe was used the technology of 3D printing. On one pair of shoes takes an average of 11 plastic bottles. The price varies from $160 to $200.
Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht working in the field of FashionTech (fashion + technology). One of the most famous projects of the designer “dress-spider” with sensors and electronic tentacles with motion sensors, and “Smoking dress” starting to smoke when approaching.
Instead of yarns and fabrics Anouk uses plastic, polyurethane (flexible and comfortable to wear material), cameras, proximity sensors, led lamps of 120 WATTS, part of the Audi A4 sedan. As decoration for one of his dresses Wipprecht used Swarovski crystals.
On the making of one dress, the designer takes a few days. Each outfit is made individually. The human figure is scanned and creates a three-dimensional model. After a part of the suit already being done within the program and printed on a 3D printer.
Especially for a pop star Victoria Modesta, whose amputated leg, Wipprecht created a fashionable high-tech three-dimensional prosthesis.
Wipprecht also partnered with Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Microsoft, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi and three-dimensional printing company Materialise.
Nike one of the first companies introduced three-dimensional printing to the production of shoes.
In 2013 Nike released the sneakers Rugby Vapor Laser Talon Cleat. The main materials of the soles of steel nylon and melted plastic — sneakers weighed only 150 grams.
In the operational plans of Nike — the release of a new model of sneakers specifically for the NFL, National football League USA. Nike in cooperation with HP designs shoes for NFL teams to be printed individually for each athlete. The leg of each player will be a process of 3D scanning, which will allow you to quickly and efficiently create a pair with an individual design.
For Nike Zoom Super Flyknit, shoes for athletics, used data from athletes Allyson Felix, the 3D model of the foot. On their basis in a Research lab at Nike was determined as the optimal parameters of a new model of running Shoe.
The Albanian company 3B ARMY specializiruetsya on clothes created using a 3D printer. Albanian dresses have already been demonstrated at the contest “Miss universe”.
3B ARMY launches a new brand VIP TIE 3D, a collection of bow ties and butterflies, some of which are created using three-dimensional printing, and the other part is manual. Ties plan to sell for €240.