Transforming the Fashion Industry with Eden Saadon

When you think of fashion, the first thing that pops up in your mind probably isn’t 3D printing.

Although technology and fashion may seem like an unlikely pair, Eden Saadon, a young and talented textile designer from Israel, has used 3Doodler, the world’s first 3D printing pen, to challenge convention and push forward innovation in the world of fashion.

"It is like a magical moment when the drawing transforms into an article" Share

Styles and trends constantly come and go in the fashion industry, yet the materials and techniques used to create those styles often remain stagnant. By combining the functional versatility of a 3D printing pen and her passion for fashion, Saadon has been able to add a personal twist to her textile creations. “It is like a magical moment when the drawing transforms into an article, and gets a new meaning,” she says.

Photo Credit: Doron Sieradzki

Eden’s Doodling journey began last year when she came across an Internet commercial for 3Doodler. She states, “The simplicity of producing a 3D structure demonstrated by the little girl in that commercial struck me. I ordered that pen and started experimenting with it.” Some of her first projects include Doodling a glove and a bra, where she utilized the 3Doodler Create’s ability to create a small article of clothing that could maintain shape, have flexibility, and fulfill a functionality.

"produce surfaces that had textile qualities, such as draping, movement, flexibility, and lightness" Share
From those first few projects, she later fell in love with FLEXY, which is a specific plastic from 3Doodler that allowed Eden to “produce surfaces that had textile qualities, such as draping, movement, flexibility, and lightness by drawing a 3D structure of varying density.” These discoveries were incredibly exciting as she realized that she could apply the techniques that she learned from her classes and integrate them into her art creations. A few examples of the techniques Eden has used are lace knitting, embroidery, and Jacquard weaving.

However, this was only the beginning.

Over the course of approximately 1 year, Eden used her talent and creativity to create an entire collection of delicate lace feminine garments titled “Flexy Black,” which was inspired by the name of the 3Doodler plastic she used to develop the designs (FLEXY).

Photo Credit: Doron Sieradzki
Photo Credit: Achikam Ben Yosef

Her work has not gone unrecognized.

With leaders of the industry interested in her work, Eden has been presented with numerous opportunities, such as being invited to exhibit her designs at New York Fashion Tech Week, participate in New York Textile Month, and even have her designs published in the September NYTM grand publication.

The novelty of Eden’s designs comes from the fact that 3D printing pens are able to create and design the fabric seamlessly (no pun intended!). There are no stitches, and the garments are truly personalized and custom-made for the user, without the need for a layout.

In addition, fashion designers using 3D printing pens are able to comfortably explore bold ideas and trends due to the versatility of the pen. There are countless design possibilities that can be made with the 3Doodler Create, with the huge variety of plastics available, such as Glow-in-the-Dark and transparent, all of which may be more difficult to replicate when using traditional fabrics. From a practical standpoint, users can Doodle on any extra features to the design even at the last minute..

Photo Credit: Doron Sieradzki
Photo Credit: Doron Sieradzki

Though for Eden, she says she is just getting started. Eden’s next project is Doodling shoes for the NYFT Week Running show; in addition, she will start trying out the 3Doodler PRO and experimenting with different PRO plastics, such as wood, metals, and other materials, to integrate new materials into her designs.

"Practice and research on new designs for hours every single day. " Share

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to get exposure in this great production,” she states.

Her advice for beginning Doodlers is “Don’t give up. Practice and research on new designs for hours every single day. Find some nice picture you would love to see come to life!”

From being a young graduate in Israel exploring the beautiful nexus of fashion and technology to being a recognized textile artist presenting in New York, her story inspires us to think outside the box (or fabric, in this case) and challenge convention. In transforming something from plastic to fantastic, Eden is a fierce living example of the endless possibilities that are possible.

Downloadable database of Eden Saadon’s designs

Click download to take a closer look at the details of Eden Saadon’s beautiful designs:

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    Photographer Doron Sieradzki | Download
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    Photographer Achikam Ben Yosef | Download
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    Photographer Doron Sieradzki | Download
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Don’t let the possibilities end with fashion. Check out how to use your creativity for college dorm decor by clicking here. Let Eden’s story touch and inspire you to dream unlimitedly and create boldly.

For a library of images in this blog piece plus more images of Eden’s work, click here. Learn more about Eden and her work on Facebook and Instagram.

Create Your Own Superhero

Your childhood dream has been realized: you can now Powerpuff Yourself in 3D!

Lift your Powerpuff Yourself avatar off the screen and into your hands with the all new Cartoon Network themed 3Doodler Start Powerpuff Yourself Pen Set!

Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls captures our hearts with its empowering messages, sisterly bonds, and action-packed adventures.

In 2016, Cartoon Network celebrated the new reimagined series by launching Powerpuff Yourself, which allowed fans to create and customize powerpuff avatars in their own image. Unsurprisingly, this became an instant internet craze, and #PowerpuffYourself was the number one Twitter hashtag at the time!

You can’t just buy superpowers

But you can buy a pen to create some.

Powerpuff Yourself enabled fans to engage with Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup and empowered them to unleash their creativity – while having a lot of fun in the process. This is exactly the kind of experience (and more!) that we would love our community to have while creating with our pen. Prepare yourself for hours of addictive fun, equipped with a special edition ‘black sparkle’ 3Doodler Start Printing Pen, The Powerpuff Girls DoodleMold, so you can shape the perfect head & eyes every time, and themed DoodleBlocks for any must have clothes and accessories. Don’t forget to clear your shelves for those adorable powerpuff characters to be displayed!

We shouldn’t judge people by what they look like

But everyone wants to look good.

When we got our first Powerpuff Yourself sets in the office, the team were beyond excited about the process of designing and making their own mini-me Powerpuff Yourself characters. And using the Powerpuff Yourself avatar update from last Fall, we also chose a superpower to go with our characters, because why not. Here are a few cool ones:

Kira, Junior Designer

Superpower: Super fierce
Why: I didn’t choose my power. My power chose me!

Jim, Product Manager – Ecommerce

Superpower: Friend Defender
Why: Friends and family first!

Sceroz, Senior Designer

Superpower: Bighearted
Why: Because kindness matters.

Daniel, Co-President & COO

Superpower: Injustice Destroyer
Why: Justice = Cool

Kay, Customer Experience Manager

Superpower: Injustice Destroyer
Why: Err…I like sweets!

Faraz, Creative Director

Superpower: Selfie Smasher
Why: Makes me feel young again.

Honestly, we all had so much fun in the office making these characters, only to look around and find other members of the 3Doodler team shamelessly demanding “make me, make me!”. The bottom line is, even without Chemical X, you can still create your very own piece of sugar, spice and everything nice when you let your creativity flow.

Can’t wait to Powerpuff Yourself in 3D? You can get your own 3Doodler Start Powerpuff Yourself Pen Set today! Already got a 3Doodler Start Pen? Then grab the 3Doodler Start Powerpuff Yourself Activity Kit.

Watch Kelley Powerpuff Herself here:


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