The N12 bikini is fashion, technology, and innovation all in one. The first ready-to-wear bikini made by a 3D printer! Each piece is printed as a single unit no sewing needed! N12 marks the shift into textiles of the future. N12 is named after the material it’s made out of: Nylon 12. This solid nylon is created by the SLS 3D printing process. Shapeways calls this material “white, strong, and flexible”. They claim the Nylons strength comes from its ability to bend without breaking when finely printed. The minimum wall thickness of .7 mm, makes it possible to manufacture working springs and almost thread-like connections by a printer. For a bikini, the nylon is beautifully functional because it is waterproof and remarkably comfortable when wet. You can find this product at continuumfashion.com/N12.php where they also offer a selection of sizes.