The 3D printed Sponge Suit is a super-absorbant high-tech bikini with a contemporary design, that not only makes a statement aesthetically, but benefits the ecosystem as you swim.
“Make a clean dive!”
Created by Pinar Guvenc, Inanc Eray, Gonzalo Carbajo and Marco Mattia Cristofori, this cutting edge swimwear design is built to absorb the ocean’s pollution like a sponge. The outer net-like white shell surface material is made from 3D print elasto plastic, with extreme flexibility, while the porous filler material is made from a super-hydrophobic carbon based sponge.
Winner of the 2015 Reshape Wearable Technology Competition, this super sponge suit can absorb up to 25% its own weight, and doesn’t release absorbed pollutants unless heated, returning the sponge into liquid from, allowing it to be recycled .
At the moment, the sponge suit is only a prototype, but it demonstrates how far 3D printed technology has come, when it comes to wearables and sustainable innovation.