Harnessing the power of 3D for sustainable design & prototyping
Sustainable fashion design is the process of designing garments with the aim of reducing the amount of waste, where today, traditional fashion production results in 15-25% of materials being wasted. Most of the industry's efforts to minimise waste focuses on manufacturing, but the design process itself, is also a significant source of waste
3D Challenges in the Fashion Industry
Fabric and garment simulation raise some very real challenges in today’s fast-paced fashion design and manufacturing industry, such as mechanical simulation, collision detection, geometric modeling, interactivity, and others.
Let’s start by looking at how a fabric reacts under various conditions – draping, folds, wrinkling, and tearing. A fabric’s reaction to these and other conditions is...
Printing on Demand is Here
In a recent article, Textile Today magazine described digital textile printing as "one of the most promising developments in the textile industry.”
The most common method of textile printing is screen printing using rotary frames, but with the introduction of digital printing in the 1990s, the time gap between the design of the print and...
Connecting the Supply Chain
In a recent article on Apparel Magazine, Jon Slangerup, Chairman and CEO of American Global Logistics, described the complexity of the fashion industry's supply chain by saying "Few supply chains are as dynamic as those relied upon by the fashion industry." Indeed, a myriad of elements must be managed simultaneously within extremely tight deadlines,...