You, Too, Can Wear a 3D-Printed Jacket

Welcome to customizable clothing — and the first-of-its-kind available for online purchase and ready to wear

Fashion is all about pushing boundaries. No one knows that better than Danit Peleg, a fashion-forward designer based in Tel Aviv, Israel, who is blurring the borders between fashion and technology with a 3D-printed bomber jacket.

On her website, Peleg states her vision for “a world where anyone will be able to buy files and print clothes at home or at a designated store,” and she’s pushing the world one step closer to that goal with her newest FashTech (fashion technology) design.

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The bomber jacket is completely customizable, completely printed and completely wearable. It is the first 3D-printed article of clothing available for online purchase and ready to wear.

But that kind of cutting-edge fashion comes with a hefty price tag.

The jacket, which is printed with a “flexible, rubber-like material” and lined with a “silky fabric” to ensure optimum comfort for the wearer, will set buyers back a cool $1,500 apiece.

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The hefty price tag may seem outrageous for a piece of clothing, but there is a reason why it costs so much — the jacket takes 100 hours to make (three times less than her first attempt at creating 3D fashion, which took nine months and 400 hours per piece).

Peleg has learned a lot since she first started printing clothes in 2015, and the technology has come a long way. So far, in fact, that the production process of the made-to-order piece “produces zero waste,” Peleg claims.

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For this first jump into downloadable fashion, Peleg is only offering a “limited edition” of 100 jackets. It even comes with a unique serial number on the label, and is packaged in a “premium box,” the website says.

And there’s more where that came from: On the front page of Peleg’s site, she says her 3D-printed bomber jacket is just one “integral part of ‘The Birth of Venus’ collection.”

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Stay tuned to Peleg’s site for more print-to-wear ensembles as the Venus collection continues to grow.

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