Three points are problematic regarding the current method of bra production: the assembly usually consists of different materials, which makes the object difficult to recycle; the traditional sewing process takes time, resulting in outsourcing of labour into third world countries; and the use of standard parts and sizes does not allow much customisation, making bras often uncomfortable to wear. The Monomaterial Bra is a vision of how bras could be manufactured in the future. Using a robot arm, soft and hard layers of TPU can be extruded on a curvature, resulting in a bra made from a single material. The process is fully automated and allows for customisation.
Diploma project (2021) by Alexander Schul