Facing uncertainty and multi-faceted risk, fashion retail has shifted into protection mode. But technology could hold the key to competing in a complex climate.
To overcome uncertainty and capture new opportunities, nearly every role in fashion will be influenced by technology. We explore what this means for fashion professionals - in writing, and in person as part of a new live event partnership.
Turnkey access to manufacturing, materials, and distribution on tap could redistribute power from brands to creators. How major cultural shift is meeting a tech-driven transformation to up-end fashion.
Could COVID spell the end of lean manufacturing? Efficiency, waste reduction, and other important metrics will be better served by production floor data and objective supply chain insights - the cornerstones of the fourth industrial revolution.
Against a backdrop of historic change, fashion should be pursuing a reset rather than a rebound. A new report makes the case for not just why, but how.
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?
The Interline was invited to lead a far-ranging panel discussion on the future of fashion at the inaugural Exthereal event. The full replay is now available to watch on-demand.
Globalisation has accelerated the fashion industry to an unsustainable pace - in more ways than one. Can we escape that race to the bottom and do the right thing at the same time? New methods of manufacturing could hold the answer.
As well as offering a way to control overproduction, on-demand manufacturing could be the tool fashion needs to welcome empowered consumers and the creator economy into what has historically been a closed loop.
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.
There is a stronger need than ever for brands and retailers to align their production with demand. Doing so requires visibility and transparency - two things that shop-floor control technology could provide.
The traditional supply chain is overdue for an overhaul, but how should you approach switching to a demand-chain?
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.