Almost every piece of clothing you own was made, in some part, by a person. Clothing manufacturing still lags years behind industries like cars and electronics in automation of labor, but new technologies like lasers and 3D knitting could radically transform how garment factories operate around the world, finally bringing the fashion industry to the tech future. Quartz fashion reporter Marc Bain explores how the notoriously low-tech apparel industry is now on the cusp of a new era of customizable, mass-produced fashion.

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