MONOMATERIAL BRA CONCEPT
Three points are problematic regarding the current manufacturing method of bras: The construction usually consists of different materials, which makes the object difficult to recycle. The traditional sewing process takes time, resulting in outsourcing of labour into 3rd world countries. The use of standard parts and sizes does not allow much customization, making bras often uncomfortable to wear.
The Monomaterial Bra is a vision of how bras could be manufactured in the future. Utilizing a robot arm, soft and hard layers of TPU can be extruded over a curvature, resulting in a Bra purely made from one material. Therefore the construction is easy to recycle. The process itself does not involve the need of labour and the absence of standard sizes/parts allows for more customization.