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  • antinopol commented on FabSchool's instructable Building the OpenKnit machine10 months ago
    Building the OpenKnit machine

    Great project. But i recommend to use parts from automotive industry which is standardized and available worldwide.This project can help many people just to get clothes. Global problem was made when China started global mass production with unfair business practices (price damping) in every country. The whole textile industry of former USSR superpower (neighbor of China) was like vanished completely (hundreds factories, millions people), the industry with long history and very unique textile patterns gone. Before real Detroit was many such textile cities which living many years in economical depression. Chinese textile import destroyed even manufacturing of local underwear completely, which is ridiculous. Authorities wasn't care about such catastrophe too much in 1990's. Dependence on c...see more »Great project. But i recommend to use parts from automotive industry which is standardized and available worldwide.This project can help many people just to get clothes. Global problem was made when China started global mass production with unfair business practices (price damping) in every country. The whole textile industry of former USSR superpower (neighbor of China) was like vanished completely (hundreds factories, millions people), the industry with long history and very unique textile patterns gone. Before real Detroit was many such textile cities which living many years in economical depression. Chinese textile import destroyed even manufacturing of local underwear completely, which is ridiculous. Authorities wasn't care about such catastrophe too much in 1990's. Dependence on chinese textile in such absolution today that it is impossible to buy sweater made locally, maximum just socks which made by old women. This can be also the only way to save native culture, many villages today disappearing because of demographics and we are losing very unique knitting techniques every year, in some places like only rare individuals left who can knit national textile items by special ancient technique, this is very sad situation.

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