As fashion technology expands, more companies are looking for ways to draw in their consumers and how they can make their shopping experience easier than ever. We've talked about virtual fitting rooms, and how they're changing the online shopping game, but what about tailoring a garment specific to you during its original production phase? Well, Unspun is working to make jeans fit like a glove, the first time around. Here's how:
Improving Textile to Textile Recycling
Textile waste is one of the biggest environmental issues facing the fashion industry today. In an effort to reduce this, we are seeing many brands opt for recycled materials like Econyl, Repreve and more. But the options in end to end textile recycling are still pretty limited. While advances have been made in recycled polyester, recycled natural fibers haven't seemed to catch on quite as strongly. Furthermore, many fabrics today are blends of natural and plastic fibers making them traditionally impossible to fully recycle to new fabric. Here's how these options are improving and their impact on the industry:
When your brand is in production, all aspects of the supply chain need to be evaluated for standards, but doing this accurately can be tricky. With the number of factory workers in each facility, and so many moving parts, how do you attempt due diligence? Supply chain software and technology is expanding, and here's how they're changing production and making it easier for your factory.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition kicked off their Facility Tools Summit in June that featured leading voices in the industry and discussed the Higg Facility Tool and how it can improve performance for facilities in your value chain. But how does it work, and who's using this tool in their facility?
One of the biggest reasons for returned product from eCommerce purchases is incorrect fit. In addition to this being a poor customer experience, it's also bad for the environment. Technology is creating many ways for fashion to be more sustainable and fit is one of them. Here's some virtual fitting technology companies that are innovating the fit problem
PLM Systems are Product Lifecycle Management systems but are more fondly thought of as Pitiful Lifecycle Management because they are clunky, expensive, outdated, and not synced to all your suppliers! Who has time for that? So when we began building our factory database we thought...this could be better. So we built it in! No brand or factory should have to struggle with communication or production updates. That’s why we’re upgrading and making things easier for you. Check out how your production management can get an upgrade now.
There are incredible factories all around the world who are making quality products while supporting their staff and improving their communities while they do it. We know because we've been in them. And soon, you will get to start working with them too. But getting in at the launch will be your best deal - here's 5 reasons to join the THR3EFOLD Ethical Manufacturing Platform by launch day.
How To Navigate a Digital Tradeshow
Welcome back! We are eager to rewrite last year with a more hopeful, more successful 2021. To kick things off let's talk about optimizing with the first digital sourcing trade show of the year, Texworld NYC.