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mend.IT / eco-social design system


mend.IT is a system based on the principles of the circular economy, and combines the ideology of repair and maintenance of clothes and redesigned methods of mending techniques’ acquisition implemented with digital fabrication. In this framework participants can use the equipment and facilities of the Fab Labs in order to produce their own mending tools, and explore how several technologies (such as 3D knitting, 3D weaving, digital knitting and embroidery) can positively shape the future of creative mending within the social and collaborative structure, and reduce consumption, trough practices of repair, reuse, upcycling, and downcycling.


Free University of Bolzano

Free University of Bolzano
Bolzano, Italy

Iryna Kucher,
Free University of Bolzano