09.2008 – 09.2011
The Open Garments project is a major research project on customisation of textiles via social media environments. The Open Garments project consists of two levels:
-The first one is called Open Innovation. From a user perspective, this means the user can take up the role of a designer, producer and sales person. The Open Innovation concept gives way for talented, but non -yet- professional fashion designers to individually and collectively design clothing. The collaboration with others would not only work inspirational (share, comment on, alter,… designs), but also empowers the individual to join virtual fashion collectives.
-The second level of user empowerment refers to the concept of Open Manufacturing in which the user acts as the physical producer for sewing or finishing the garments.
Partners: See consortium
Funding: European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)