This report reveals:
"Fashion business as we know it has been evolving for the last few centuries. Today, the majority of garment production takes place far away from the sales locations. Because of this long-distance supply chain, it takes between 4 and 6 months to get from the drawing of the dress to its delivery to the stores. The extensive supply chains create not just the managerial and economic problems, but environmental hazards as well, because overproduction and inability to easily recycle the majority of garments put a strain on the environment. Fashion industry today is the world’s third largest polluter."
"On the other hand, 3D printing’s potential for the fashion business is clear even today, and it grows with every year. Experts agree that in the next 5-10 years we can expect radical changes in garment manufacturing cycle and the whole supply chain."
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