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Going 3D, part 1

The textile, footwear and apparel industry continues to race toward a virtual world driven by digital inputs and virtual outputs. Like an artist carefully using a combination of coloured pencils, paints and specialised brushes to create their artworks, we also need to carefully consider our digital toolsets as part of advancing our 3D workflow and productivity.

Going 3D Part 2

I spent 11 years in fashion manufacturing – first as a cutting room manager, and eventually as a production director. 

Going 3D Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles where – inspired by a conversation with a leading 3D vendor – I commit to helping fashion businesses who are interested in 3D, of which there are more than ever right now, to better understand the potential benefits and plan their ways forward.

Going 3D Part 4

3D body scanning and body data platforms create the opportunity to use virtual twins of people as well as products.

Going 3D Part 5

The end of our examination of all things 3D, this summary sets out some practical steps you can take to realise your 3D ambitions.

Interview ian Ravenshaw CEO So Real

We talk to SO REAL about how cross-industry innovation promises to help automate the creation of digital twins for fashion – at scale, and at speed.

Is digital Dyeing ready for prime time?

Replacing traditional dyeing methods with new digital solutions has the potential to transform an overlooked area of production.
But how far can digital dyeing go, and what does a future ecosystem built around it look like?

The latest in 3D for footwear: An interview with Romans CAD

Things have changed dramatically in the course of just a few weeks.  It’s sobering to think that it was just four weeks ago that I received a call from John Hooker, the CEO of Satra Technology, advising me that our board meeting would need to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Luxury looks to upstream technology

Fashion is one of the world’s largest industries, with an estimated turnover of $3 trillion – of which the luxury sector contributes around $250 billion.  But despite its size, fashion has traditionally lagged behind other industries when it comes to adopting technology.

The future of supply chain transparency

I have to admit that I’m disappointed at the lack of progress the industry has made towards supply chain collaboration and transparency – despite having the tools to do better.