COVID's silver lining: historic disruption has created the opportunity for historic change. Is it finally time for fashion to rediscover the promise of the communal microfactory?
In light of constant supply chain scandals and the need to control cost, quality, and speed in an uncertain world, the factory of the future isn’t just a possibility for tomorrow – it’s a necessity today.
As the world weighs up a move from high-volume, low-quality production to a new model, the need for accurate Bill of Labour data is greater than ever. And the tools we use to collect it must change.
ShapeShifter set out some guidelines for reducing fabric and operational waste in the apparel supply chain.
As retail channels reopen, the pressure is on brands to control the speed, delivery, and quality of their next collections. But traditional supply chain tools are not up to the task. Data integration and Applied AI offer a solution.
Fashion faces fresh and pre-existing challenges that require a new approach to production. How? The answer is already being put into practice. And the value is clear.
Apparel production has a reputation for being slow and environmentally unsound. Digital printing and production colour management could offer a different way.
The long-standing "push" model of apparel production could soon be replaced, at least in part, by an all-digital data-driven "pull". Here's how that could happen.
Even before coronavirus, disruption was coming to every sector of production. This briefing sets out how factories and the brands that partner with them can prepare for the future.
Global production supply chains for fashion are trapped in the dark ages. Technology can be a beacon for the future.
Preparing to face the challenges of the future, for fashion, now means examining and restructuring your supply chain. Kornit set out five key things to understand.
Fashion is facing change on a grander scale than anything in living memory. Now is its chance to move from the traditional supply model to a true demand chain.
3D can eliminate many samples, but delays still occur when the time comes to make a physical sample. Digital thread dyeing offers a solution.
With our 3D focus over, we look at why an analogue gap exists between the output of design and the output of manufacturing. And we introduce our two-month deep-dive on how that gap can be bridged.