Apparel company Appalatch holds a Kickstarter to launch world’s first 3D printed sweaters

Local apparel company Appalatch, featured in this Xpress story: , has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the world’s first 3D printed sweaters. The sweaters will be knit to the exact specifications of the wearer, ensuring a perfect fit. Plus, the 3D printing means no waste (20-30% of fabric is thrown away in typical manufacturing). And, in true Appalatch style, they’ll be made from sustainable, USA-sourced materials. The custom sweaters require a special knitting machine, hence the fundraiser.

The apparel company launched its Kickstarter just last week and has already made 25-percent of its goal. Incentives for backers include cotton T-shirts, wool T-shirts and custom-made sweaters.

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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