In the Future, We'll All Wear Clothes Made by 3D Printers

...Though I hope the fashions will have changed by then, as these current examples look like plastic chainmail. Some designers are already using 3D printers to create textiles apparently, with the possibility of creating tailor-made figure-hugging being an attractive reason.

Fashion site Ecouterre has an article on the 3D printed clothes phenomenom, and the museum of Modern Art is exhibiting the Dutch designer Freedom of Creation's works already. It's not just the lure of having clothes that fit properly that's appealing for designers—3D printing also helps cut down on labor costs and could be seen as reducing waste. [Ecouterre via BoingBoing via FabSugar]