Nov.15, 2014

Established in 2014 and with studios in San Francisco, California and Seville, Spain, UNYQ is a direct-to-consumer site that invites amputees to design stunning 3D printed custom fairings and other ornamentations for their prosthetic legs.

The site has created a collection of custom 3D printable prosthetic fairing designs that enable amputees to define their own style. This week, In celebration of Veterans Day for the service of all U.S. military veterans, UNYQ released a new line of military-inspired fairings: Conceal & Wow - the CAM Collection.

"In addition to honoring the work and sacrifice of all veterans, at UNYQ, we are especially focused on veteran amputees as the perils of war too often result in traumatic injuries requiring amputation." says the company.

The CAM Collection flips the notion of camouflage upside down by providing amputees a means to conceal their prosthetic leg, while wowing others with their unique look.

"Losing a limb can have a devastating impact on your sense of self esteem," explains Katherine Crawford, former Army servicewoman, amputee and advocate for amputee girls. "UNYQ gives us the freedom to create our own fashion statements and express who we are with confidence."

The CAM Collection comes in three camouflage patterns: Snow, Forest and Digital Woodland, and each of them is priced at $595. Once you have selected your design, UNYQ will make a custom fairing model that fits just for you and print it out on a 3D printer. The custom 3d printed fairing can be delivered in 4 to 6 weeks, says the company.

Most of the fairings are made with Polyamide. Depending on your chosen design and height, average adult fairings weigh about 600 grams/1.5 lbs.

UNYQ has also also partnered with Jim Wirth to give away at least one of their fashionable fairings to a veteran with a lower limb amputation. All veteran amputees in U.S. can enter the giveaway here. Entries close on Sunday, November 16th at 11:59pm PST.


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