Category IT technologies

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...

Industrial digital ecosystems – the fourth Industrial Revolution?

Incorporating all the new buzz words such as IIoT, IoP, IoS, digital factory, Digital IQ, Digital ecosystems, CPS, 3D BDA and much else, there is so much hype about Industry 4.0 from governments, key consulting companies, industry experts and academics, that it is being said ‘we stand on the cusp of a fourth Industrial Revolution’ ... Read more...

3D simulation software at Texprocess

3D CAD comes of Age

‘3D   is   here   and   it’s   transforming   the   way   brands   can   design, develop and produce fashion.  It  has  the  power  to  digitize  a  $1.3  trillion  industry,  and  consequently  deliver  huge  business  value  by  making  the  industry  faster,  more sustainable, and freer to be innovative and creative’. Optitex Lilliffer Seiler Read more...

Texprocess 2015 Photo : Jochen Günther/Messe FrankfurtTexprocess 2015

Industry trend: Microfactory

On the way to Industry 4.0: at the upcoming Texprocess trade fair, a ‘Digital Textile Micro Factory’ will present a live demonstration of an integrated production chain for apparel. In collaboration with the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research in Denkendorf and a number of well-known companies in the textile sector, Texprocess will, in ... Read more...

Gentle textiles for high skin compatibility

“The trousers are rough!” or “The shirt’s collar is so scratchy!” Kids are hyper sensitive and thus sometimes refuse to wear certain things. But not only kids and people with special diseases have sensitive skins. Nobody likes scratchy clothing and sore skin. Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute work on the problem. They have developed a ... Read more...

Systemizing laundry handling with RFID

The RFID technology is largely known in the apparel industry. Companies like the Inditex brand Zara, the german fashion retailer Adler or Gerry Weber already rely on it and expect more transparency as well as savings up to several millions of euros from it. In the professional clothing sector, the tiny technology expands in a ... Read more...