The 4th Solidarity FabLabs challenge!

The magic dress

FabLabInox, Gueugnon  -  France

Working with a dressmaker and a graphic designer, several unemployed young people in civic service created an embroidered dress lit up using fibre optic lights. They made its patterns using a digital embroidery machine and created its tiara with a 3D printer. Teaming up at the FabLab, the young people, artisans and artists learned to work together and share their knowledge to design and make this cabaret dress and inspire others.

Discover a video of the project.

The project in photos

The magic dress
The magic dress
The magic dress

Other projects to discover

Fashion through recycling Lisungi Fablab   

Three women aged 19 to 23 on forced breaks from their studies trained in the FabLab, where they designed a line of clothing and accessories made from recycled materials such as thread, bottle...

Pretty, therapeutic slippers Ongola FabLab, Yaounde   

How to energise local craftsmanship and make it relevant to today? Two young people accepted the challenge by teaming up with a cabinetmaker and using FabLab technologies. Aged 19 and 24, and...

Sculpture in hand GarageLab Ortzadar, San Sebastian   

Making sculpture accessible to the blind and visually impaired by reproducing works on a small scale: that was what the 16 to 18-year-old students of the 2nd Chance School wanted to do in their...

Music, dance and vice versa Robisz.to   

Three young makers (19 to 24 years old), who participated in a social project dedicated to young people in difficult life situations, invented with a musician a device allowing to combine dance,...

Stay in the loop,
subscribe to our newsletter

Vote for the third Solidarity FabLab challenge!

Since 2015, we have offered free training in our Solidarity FabLabs to young people leading difficult lives. In the FabLabs they learn digital manufacturing, teamwork and perhaps a future trade. Our international challenge is aimed at them. It allows them to use our FabLabs to develop a project from A to Z and show everything they are capable of doing today. This year, it is all about using digital technology to devise and produce creations for the worlds of fashion, design and the arts.

#Imake4MyCity