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Indian Innovator

3 Oct

Hi tech, low waste

Siddhartha Upadhyaya calls his technology Direct Panel on Loom (DPOL).

‘It consists of a computer attached to a loom,’ he explains. ‘You upload your design and the loom weaves fabric panels according to the dimensions you put into the computer. It’s simple to then sew the pieces together to make your finished item of clothing.’

 

Woven wonder

Normally, to make a jacket you cut a pattern out of cloth which leaves around 15% of the roll left over as oddly shaped offcuts. But this jacket is different – no cloth was cut…

Fashion technologist Siddhartha Upadhyaya invented a new technique where the different pieces of this jacket were woven to be exactly the right shape and size. This means no fabric gets wasted.

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