3D Print Knit Blazer

Zero Waste Production

Fabric cutting

Apparel production is resource intensive, and over half of the resources and energy used go in to the fabric. Traditional patterns are cut and sewn from a larger roll of fabric, over a third of which ends up wasted on the cutting room floor.

34%

FABRIC WASTED IN TRADITIONAL CUT & SEW

We're tackling this in two innovative ways—through advanced fiber processing that recycles scraps from production, and a computerized knitting process that only uses the yarn necessary for the final product.

Our Goal?

Zero Waste.

Shima Seiki WholeGarment Knitting Machine

Computerized Knitting

We use advanced computerized knitting techniques to create garments directly from yarn. This is known as additive manufacturing—similar to 3D printing. Our 3D Print-Knit garments come straight out of the machine as one piece, while our Atlas products are knit in shaped panels that require just a few seams to be linked. The result is garments made with nearly zero waste.

Infinity Process Diagram

Garment and Scrap Recycling

Through our Infinityº program we're able to recycle fabric scraps and worn/retired Aero Zero shirts that would normally be discarded into post-consumer products. The recycled fabric is chopped in to fine pieces, melted and extruded into filaments, re-spun into yarns, and then woven back into Aero Zeroº fabric that's just as soft, strong and durable as the original.

Zero Waste Production 2020 vs 2019

Rapid Progress

Our zero-waste, additive manufacturing processes accounted for 26% of all units produced in 2020. 3D Print-Knit’s unique capabilities saved 34% of material that would have otherwise been wasted using traditional cut and sew, mitigating these material-associated emissions.

Shop Low Waste Gear

Our 3D Print-Knit, Atlas and Aero Zeroº products have been made using these low-waste techniques.

Light Grey 3D Print-Knit Mask 2.0 Right Side View
3D Print-Knit Mask° 2.0 Light Grey
$ 25
men's indigo static atlas sweater crew neck front
Men's Atlas Sweater Indigo Static (Crew Neck)
$ 155
New
black atlas no show sock
Atlas No Show Sock Black
$ 15
men's midnight multi plaid aero zero dress shirt front
Men's Aero Zero° Carbon Neutral Shirt Midnight Multi Plaid
$ 125
women's white aero zero dress shirt front
Women's Aero Zero° Carbon Neutral Shirt White
$ 125