Pattern cutting library opens in Sao Paolo

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Open-source design is increasingly popular, encouraging decentralised development and collaboration. We have covered a number of interesting open-source innovations such as this all-terrain wheelchair created for developing countries, and this line of desktop electronics made from corrugated cardboard. With open-source pattern cutting library, Atelie Vivo, opening in Sao Paolo earlier on this year, it looks as though fashion is the next frontier for open-source design. Atelie Vivo, defined by the creators as a "public pattern cutting library" is a public resource full of clothing flat patterns where people can make their own clothes. Supported by government funding, the idea is…

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