The results of a study commissioned by the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA) demonstrate the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing for the fashion industry.
The analysis and results of the study using a use case revealed:
🌎 AM print-to-textile production process cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 24.8% compared to customer’s traditional processes.
💚 When accounting for the customer scope of production, AM can save almost one metric ton of carbon dioxide.
👚 AM Print-to-textile saves 49.9% of stock material across the supply chain, reducing and streamlining transportation needs.
💦 AM print-to-textile with the J850™ TechStyle™ is a water-less process across the measured supply chain, potentially saving over 300,000 liters of water.
💡 AM cuts electrical energy consumption by over 64%.
⛓️ Shift to AM reduces supply chain dependencies from 4 technologies to 1, with a single additive workflow (transportation and logistics are omitted for three processes).
Read more about the report here.