Geek culture and fashion have slowly been merging to develop their own thing. If you are taken by this trend, chances are that you’re going to love startup CLAWZ, an online retailer of 3D-printed fingernail jewelry.

CLAWZ creates 3D-printed nail art featuring adhesive nails with unique designs. While today’s flamboyant nail art can cause functionality problems, CLAWZ allows users to wear and remove the fingernails multiple times. Customers can order the designer fingernail design online with the finished product shipped to your doormat in a few days.

Born out of Chinaccelerator, the 90-day seed stage investment accelerator program, CLAWZ has made some major product improvements since I first met them at Chinaccelerator Batch VI Demo Day last year. By using the process of stereolithography (SLA), the nails are prototyped in PLA plastic resin. The team has managed to develop a thinner fingernail pad, making it less clumsy to wear. A variety of adhesive stickers were tested so as to select the optimal fit in terms of sustainability and thickness.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.