Open source design is enabling increased creativity and collaboration across a variety of platforms, from animation to apparel. In Brazil, Atelie Vivo is a library containing a plethora of clothing flat patterns. Described as a "public pattern cutting library" in Sao Paolo, Atelie Vivo makes it easier for the average person to make their own clothes. The venue is open to the public and free to use, teaching the basics of how to cut and sew garments. Spreading this knowledge also encourages people to think more about how their clothes are made. In addition to hosting free workshops, those responsible for the library also make them available via social media.
This open source design idea could easily be implemented beyond fashion to areas such as furniture.
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