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Pre-fabricated clothing

Glue your prefabricated clothes for self-satisfaction
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As is the norm for the fashion industry, fashion trends come and go. I think at the moment, many of us are at the re-invention of the swinging sixties and hippie 80s. For the fashion scene, these periods were known for upholding radical thought and dress-sense. For the architecture scene, we had quick fix-its for the post-war depressions in both america and uk. soo........why not converge the two ideas into one?

Have prefabricated clothing? For a sense of identity and self-satsifaction of making your own clothes, as well as doing it on a low budget and perhaps providing a new facet to the fashion and textiles industries.

I imagine it to be freely available, through the internet, via catalogue, etc, and once the pieces arrive you glue them together. THUS, u wouldnt need a sewing machine, which can get quite tiresome and space-consuming. the kit could arrive with your desired clothes, glue, and any other accessories you wish to dress your garments with.

This way you could create your own outfits, mix and match backs and fronts, and pockets etc.

chocolateraindrops, Aug 05 2005

uhu glue for plastics http://www.knitandsew.co.uk/prad088.htm
[chocolateraindrops, Aug 06 2005]

Loctite Fabric Glue http://www.loctitep...?qfid=4&Product=215
Fabric glue already exists and is marketed by several different companies. But while it is sufficient for appliques and hems which undergo repeated launderings, it doesn't have sufficient stress strength to be practical for seams in normal useage. Would result in some highly embarrassing public moments. [jurist, Aug 07 2005]

Huf Haus http://www.channel4...s/S/surrey_huf.html
a contemporary pre fab as featured on Grand Designs [chocolateraindrops, Aug 13 2005]


       Welcome to the halfbakery [chocolateraindrops], I like your name. Can't imagine why people voted against this idea. I wouldn't really want to wear this but I would like to look at those who wear this. And also I think this is excellent halfbakery material, keep um coming I say!
zeno, Aug 06 2005

       Maybe because it seems like too much effort. Also, clothes held together only by glue would be far more likely to tear. Welcome [chocolater]
hidden truths, Aug 06 2005

       oh yeah, thats a thing i forgot to go in to detail about. THE GLUE!!!!! would have to invent a new glue especially for fabrics. I know they have glues for plastic- where the glue actually melts the surfaces it touches- provided they are plastic- it then joins them up and becomes a clear plastic in itself. They also have glass glue thats especially for glass, and wood glue---- but wood is easy to fix. I was thinking, fabric glue would have to be a mixture of 'sticking together' and yarn, which, once hard, will become as flexible as the fabric it is holding together.   

       ps: thank you for the warm welcome- much appreciated!!!
chocolateraindrops, Aug 06 2005

       Why not use velcro instead of glue? Then the clothing could be pre-fab AND modular. You could make an outfit, wear it, then disassemble it and rearrange the pieces to make a new outfit.
mwburden, Aug 07 2005

       Glue = hot melt glue gun. As used by costume designers in all reputable outlets. Plus, after you've made an entire outfit, you're likely to be quite giggly. And it's quite messy. Brilliant!
moomintroll, Aug 09 2005

       Nice idea, but can you imagine the questions if you got it slightly wrong..."Tell me, what's that white sticky stuff all over your trousers".
Mr Phase, Aug 10 2005

       As much as I think that this is a great half bakery idea. I have to fishbone it strictly for my own job security. I am a fashion designer, and my job would dissapear, basically, if this were implimented. But do not doubt that this is a great idea, keep them coming. and welcome [chocolate].
babyhawk, Aug 10 2005

       thank you for the honesty,
chocolateraindrops, Aug 11 2005

       [babyhawk], so your job will dissapear just like all the architect's jobs vaporized after modular, customizable buildings were invented?   

       Actually, I'll bet you'd get busier, and maybe end up designing smaller parts; but also the desire for different groups to invent/adopt an identity will never go away, and you are here to give them what they want. (Somebody has to invent the parts)   

       So, in my opinion, you need a new reason to vote against this one. I'm voting [-] just because mass produced custiomizable clothes, furniture, bikes, houses have been tossed around as the next greatest thing for years, but always get implemented in a way that to some extent forces the individual to accept something less that perfectly suited, always just enough off to make the whole exercise almost, but not quite completely, useless.
oxen crossing, Aug 12 2005

       the concept of pre-fabrication is constantly changing and for ever persuing the desire to fulfill the consumer's needs to the fullest. Human desire is as forever changing as the weather- it would, thus, be nearly impossible to create a production method that is as random and sporadic as the person that will wear it/leave in it, etc. The link that I have provided is a contemporary version of the prefabricated houses of the 80s. It was featured in Grand Designs- and is a beatiful example of how an elderly couple were able to buy a pre-fab Huf Haus from Germany- and be able to succesfully incorporate their own individual personlities into the design, to the point where it was no longer a building designed by the German architect Huf, but a home lived in and loved by the people using it.
chocolateraindrops, Aug 13 2005


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