UNSEAM develops new technologies enabling digital and on-demand manufacturing of garments. They present textiles that can shape themselves into garments.
As researchers garment production, using biobased materials, is explored. With C. van Alem the first 3D shaped jellyfish leather is exhibited!
UNSEAM (Bas Froon & Karin Vlug) that develops new technologies enabling local, digital and on-demand manufacturing of textile products.
The fashion industry is one of the most labor-intensive industries in the world, most garments are sewn by hand. By combining new and existing digital techniques, UNSEAM aims to enable designers and brands to produce their clothes made to measure and on-demand: closer to the end-user.
UNSEAM developed a technology that creates seamless three dimensional textile shapes into textiles by digitally programming local shrinkage based on special material properties. The final size and shape can be different for each piece. Making labour-intensive operations unnecessary.
As researchers they explore the boundaries of technology: “can we produce garments directly into its final shape using new biobased material?” Together with Charlotte van Alem, the first explorations of 3D shaped jellyfish leather is exhibited.
UNSEAM researches various exciting new bio based & biodegradable materials and 3D production directly into garments. Besides jellyfish other materials like leather from apple waste (Danielle Ooms) and natural fibers, like hemp and flax.