Eric Beaudette ’16 was awarded the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship earlier this month for 3D printing convertible, sustainable clothing. Beaudette was one of four recipients of the $30,000 award, which is given annually by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, according to the University. “I created ‘Recycl3D’ to redefine activewear as multi-functional, fashion-forward apparel.” Eric Beaudette ’16
Explaining his inspiration for the project, Beaudette said he wanted to “focus on clothing because of the market potential [he] saw for products that are recyclable and customizable.”
“I created ‘Recycl3D’ to redefine activewear as multi-functional, fashion-forward apparel able to keep up with the changing environments and aesthetic needs of the active consumer,” he said. According to Beaudette, modular accessories on the garments are used to transition clothing from professional clothing to activewear. “A user can simply attach or remove modular accessories to change the garment’s function and aesthetic,” he said.