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Fully-AMP of clothes factories, that can easily meet the strict ACE-Certified standards, may not be so far off:
"Are we ready to 3D print our own clothes?
3D printing in fashion might not be new. But one designer thinks soon everbody will just print their entire wardrobe, which could change holiday packing for ever
Imagine going on holiday with an empty suitcase, checking out the vibe of the hotel bar on arrival, then printing out the perfect dress to match it in your room. Such a delicious possibility could be on offer – one day – thanks to 3D printing. In fact, the work of one fashion student, Danit Peleg, suggests it could be edging nearer...
But one day, says Peleg, the process could be pretty simple. “Customers
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could download the patterns, just like music files, and print them.”"
“The extensive use of advanced automation equipment has enabled UAE’s textile manufacturers to greatly reduce labour costs and thus increase their profits. In addition, it has also resulted in improvement in quality while decreasing the production time, which has increasingly won confidence of international customers. Moreover, UAE’s textile and garment firms have steadily improved and upgraded their raw material storage, packing and transport facilities for large-scale operations.” - http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile
Low income earners must often forgoe their wants in order to buy clothes.
The Scalable Portable Automatable and Closable Ecosystem (SPACE) House integrates all of the tools and guides needed to produce your own clothes for free.
- greenhouse for growing cotton and other clothes-friendly plants
- Home spinning wheel, loom, sewing machine (all as modern and as automated as possible) and instructions are provided or a 3d clothes printer, or some other method that can produce functional, healthy, decent-looking and free clothes.
People will have the option of making their own clothes for free, thus freeing up their hard-earned cash for other things.
Clothing from plants
3d printed clothing
Useful plants database, like - http://www.pfaf.org/user/Default.aspx
What We Still Need to Achieve
Upgrade to ACE Certification levels:
Production - Most clothing factories already primarily use electricity, so it should not be hard to adapt whatever does not; to use clean electricity, hydrogen or biogas. Continue R&D into eco-friendly materials that can be used to 3d print attractive, durable, practical and effective clothing. Phablet-friendly pockets would be nice. Supply chains must also be ACE-certified.
Delivery - All big auto makers are promising Zero-emission vehicles by 2020.
Operation - Most clothes cleaning devices already primarily use electricity, so it should not be hard to adapt whatever does not; to use clean electricity, hydrogen or biogas.
Disposal - 100% recycling of most clothes is already practiced by most consumers.
Fully-Automate the Mass Production of ACE-Certified Clothing:
Fix above glitches and then fully-automate their mass production, to provide extreme affordability. Fully-automated factories require little or no human intervention to operate 24 hours a day, with fewer production errors and no salaries or benefits to pay. Mass production allows you to reap the savings of the economies of scale without sacrificing quality. These significant savings are passed on to consumers. The low costs of the products can be distributed so that healthy quantities, for each person, becomes absolutely free and unhealthy quantities become prohibitively expensive. Public and private sector grants/subsidies assist in filling any financial gaps; thus ending death and illness due to exposure and lack of proper protection from weather and the elements.