Danit Peleg’s limited edition bombe r-style jacket is made from a special rubber-like material, with a fabric lining. It can be personalized according to the customer’s size and colour preferences, and each item will be one of only 100 ever produced. With this exclusivity comes a pretty hefty price tag – each jacket will be set you back around $1,500. However, given the time and materials that were required for production, Peleg claims that this is a fair price, and why not pay a little extra to wear a piece of 3D printing history?The idea to make a 3D printed-to-order garment originally came about when Peleg was designing a dress for dancer Amy Purdy to wear during the opening ceremony of the Rio Paralympic Games. “It was really stressful to make it because I didn’t get a chance to meet with the dancer beforehand,” Peleg says. Having never met her client, a double-leg amputee who performed a samba solo at the event, she relied on the groundbreaking app Nettelo, specialized software that enabled her to carry out a virtual fitting session. She used this same program to create the design for her 3D printed jacket.
Connecticut-based Gerber Technology provided the workflow solutions that Peleg required to carry out her project, and she has been collaborating with the company ever since her original graduation collection. According to Elizabeth King, vice president of digital solutions, community and eco-system at Gerber Technology, “We are excited to help Danit bring 3D printed garments to the market and be a part of this incredible journey…Our creative partnership has helped define a workflow in AccuMark 3D for the benefit of our customers who will transform the industry in the coming years.”
David. “Buy Your Own 3D Printed Garment Online: Danit Peleg Releases First Custom 3D Printed Jacket.” 3ders.Org, 28 July 2017, www.3ders.org/articles/20170728-buy-your-own-3d-printed-garment-online-danit-peleg-releases-first-custom-3d-printed-jacket.html.