Buying new clothes can become quite the budget breaker, and not everyone can knit clothing that could or should be allowed to see the light of day.
Correcting this is the basic premise behind OpenKnit, a company that aims to provide an open source alternative to clothing manufacture. On their site you can get the plans to build your own manufacturing machine, which will cost you somewhere in the area of R8200, and the Knitic design software that lets you design your own clothing. This might seem expensive, but it offers a lot of potential for up-and-coming designers and you might still save on money if you manufacture clothing for a large family.
Apparently the process is quite simple, you just need the template file and some yarn and you can start designing and creating your own garments.
Check out the video showcasing OpenKnit’s capabilities.