The magic dress

The 4th Solidarity FabLabs challenge!

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.



The project in photos



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.