Category IT technologies

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A digital way to sustainable clothing

Resource-saving and sustainable clothing manufacture is not possible without digitisation. Software solutions and smart systems make supply chains more transparent and utilise the latent potential for making improvements at all stages of production. Sabine Anton-Katzenbach Read more...

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Textiles evolve by themselves

If a pair of jeans lets in ventilation in summer (intentionally!) without any help from its wearer, we are talking about a ‘4D textile’ – for some people, this is the next generation of textiles. David Schmelzeisen from the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University explains what it’s all about. Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Digitalisation ‘live’

In the future, being networked – across the entire value-added chain, if possible – will also be a necessity in the textile processing industry. But where do small and medium-sized companies begin? Textil vernetzt supports medium-sized enterprises with digitalisation and provides opportunities for them to experience the topic ‘live’. Kirsten Rein Read more...

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3D knitwear of tomorrow

How can we describe the future for the knitting industry? What does the latest research have to say about it? What kind of action should be encouraged? How should we move forward? The latest research findings on the subject from Dr. Thomas Fischer of the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research (Deutsche Institute für ... Read more...

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Digital sourcing

Sourcing more rapidly, sourcing more on target – online procurement platforms make it possible. Lilliffer Seiler Read more...

Texprocess Sustainability 2.0 / Photo: Martine Jarlgaard / Provenance

Sustainability 2.0 – Opportunities in digitalising the textile and fashion industry

Digitalisation and disruptive technologies – few ideas are currently as electric in their effects; few developments have caused such a rethink. Business practices are being completely revolutionised; existing systems, which were still functioning even in the last decades, have long been overtaken. This digital transformation is providing major opportunities, not just to enhance affluence and ... Read more...

Identifying hidden costs using IT

Where once there was a metal workshop, there now stands Bullmer, an international company with involvement all over the world. Automated machinery for materials handling, material flow and automated cutting processes create products destined for the aeronautics and furniture industries, as well as for the clothing industry. One of the centrepieces of Bullmer’s work is ... Read more...