From hacker to fashions most forward set of leggings
It came as a surprise that the salsa dancing hacker decided that there just weren't enough leggings with great designs around and the only company he new that had anything worth wearing was in Australia, that he decided to reinvent how clothing is custom made with robots and in particular 3D printing.
For thousands of years, sewing clothes and producing lines of wearable durable clothing has been done in a fairly manual way. What was missing was the fact that fashion houses took a punt on what people would wear. What didn't sell went of course into landfill, and that is something most technology people are now not turning a blind eye to.
Traditional fabric is in essence two-dimensional - strands are arrayed horizontally, vertically, and in criss-cross to form a weave. With 3D printing, it is three dimensional interlocking weaves.
On the site, Bombsheller, in which Pablos invest under $500,000 into with fewer than 20 employees, artists can upload designs and people order according to perfect customisation of size, shape and length. Each legging is made on demand by robots.
Pablos remade the tights business and perhaps one day will change clothing production globally. No longer will American fashion houses have to look to Europe and China for garments to be made.
From one hack to another, perhaps one day our outfits each day will be made just before we wear it - you never know.