Fashion on Demand
Digital is already today the weapon of the future. Enabled by digitalized processes we will see less stocks, more individualization and quicker response to market demand – also in corporate wear and linen services. The supply chain will be able to react much faster and much more differentiated on demand. The technology is partially already available. Since a few years digitalization has become a major topic in garment and textile production. Various conferences and summits have highlighted bits and pieces of hard- and software. Meanwhile solutions are consolidating and densifying to a degree, which will incubate new business models in garments and textiles.
Texprocess 2019 presented a couple of digitally controlled solutions like stitching with simultaneous yarn dying, 3D-design tools, virtual showrooms, raster image processing (RIP), automatic sorting and automatic transportation to assembly etc. The micro factories at Texprocess 2019, which followed the Texprocess microfactory 2017, displayed (a) a fashion line, (b) a technical textile line, (c) a smart textile line and (d) a knitting line. These production lines demonstrated live how their elements form a continous, digitalized process, which needed less than 45 minutes to produce from design to the ready-made product. The variety of production and product types hinted to an even broader range of applications in the future.
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