May 4, 2024

The Future of Sustainable Fashion

Can tech be the solution to making the global cotton chain sustainable?

A dress that is constantly changing — is this the future of sustainable fashion?


MIT Architecture Graduate, Sasha McKinlay, designed a 4D Knit Dress with the Ministry of Supply. The dress can be altered over time by applying heat to change its shape. The dress can be changed to suit different occasions, styles, and size fluctuations.

The dress combines several technologies to create many personalized fits and styles. The seamless knitting process also means near-zero textile waste.

  • Heat-activated yarn — threads that can tighten on command.
  • The yarn is activated by a robot-guided heat gun, that can undo & redo tailoring.

The dress is currently available for pre-order on the Ministry of Supply website. If custom demand booms, they’re prepared to scale up quickly.