We can offer a news feature examining the intellectual property issues involved in the development of 3D printing in the textiles sector. As this technology becomes more powerful and more ubiquitous, the potential for 3D printed textiles will inevitably grow and this will make the copying of designs and also see copying of material mixes much harder to control. We would explore the liability that may exist for producers of 3D printers should they be used for purposes that infringe on intellectual property rights. We would also talk to legal specialists within the textile sector to examine what advice they are giving textile companies to prepare themselves for a future where 3D printing is common.