Category Markets

Presize founders Szeli (left) and Tomov in ‘The Lion’s Den’ / Source: Presize

Reducing returns with artificial intelligence

Returns are a huge problem in the online fashion trade with horrific figures of up to 70 percent for the proportion of articles sent back. One of the most common reasons for returns: the wrong size. A Munich-based start-up now aims to solve the problem with artificial intelligence. Ronny Eckert Read more...

Source: Vetron

And then came the coronavirus

With an export ratio of 73 percent, the manufacture of machinery for sewing and clothing technology is one of the strongest export branches in the German mechanical-engineering and plant-construction sector. In 2019 almost 6,700 employees produced machinery and accessories with a value of around € 644 million. The forecasts for 2020 looked good. Then came ... Read more...

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A post Corona outlook for textiles: six ideas

Production outages, closed shops, collapsed delivery chains and sales losses in the billions – Corona threatens to tear the textile industry to shreds like a shirt in recycling. Yet one of the most ancient industries has already survived many crises – and always taken up the threads again. How the same thing can be done ... Read more...

Source: Ginetex Germany

Message tags in textiles

Just about everybody has received them: many of us have positively hundreds of them in the wardrobe: tiny message tags, fixed inside items of clothing, carrying information on how to protect the textiles concerned. But how do they get there? And who decides on what they say? Ronny Eckert Read more...

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Sustainably wise

There is the well-known saying: “It is easy to be wise after the event.” But one can also be wise in advance – sustainable, that is. This applies to several of the fashion labels, that can be found regularly at the Neonyt sustainability hub. They were wise enough to become sustainable, even before the introduction ... Read more...

Source: RSG Automation Technics

Automatically to China

For many years, China was regarded as the ‘extended workbench’ of the West. However, these times are over. With enormous investments, the Middle Kingdom is being transformed into a high-tech nation. And this change is being felt by German textile-machinery manufacturers in the form of increased demand. Ronny Eckert Read more...