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Researchers develop machine to tackle textile waste

A design and research team of Cornell College of Human Ecology, New York (US) has developed a machine ‘Fiberizer v.2’, to tackle the increasing problem of textile waste in the country. This machine challenges textile waste by taking old garments and recycling them into reusable fabric. The team led by Prof. Tasha Lewis consists of students from fibre science and apparel design; design and environmental analysis; physics; mechanical and aerospace engineering; and materials science and […]

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Shima Seiki launches world’s first PLM for flat knitting industry

Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, has released its new Shima KnitPLM® software, specifically engineered for flat knitting as a powerful implementation of IoT for realizing factory automation. Entire manufacturing process of knitwear from planning to production can be visualized with Shima KnitPLM to support efforts in maximizing production efficiency. The company has also released the software – SPP, SPC and SPR3 as part of Shima KnitPLM®. Shima Production Planning (SPP) software manages production […]

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Tukatech training customers with TukaTIP of the Week!

Tukatech – the American pioneer of cutting room CAD-CAM solutions, not only provides fashion technology solutions such as 2D pattern design software, automated marker making software, 3D fashion design software, garment plotters, automatic spreaders and cutters for production, but also provides training to their customers to help them fully utilize the solutions it offers. The technology leader has come up with an innovative way to train and help their users learn pattern making, grading, marker making, and/or 3D virtual sample […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods launches apparel line ‘Second Skin’

Dick’s Sporting Goods, the largest US-based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has unveiled ‘Second Skin’, a complete line of technology-rich compression apparels developed for both male and female athletes, and is available exclusively online at SecondSkin.com and dicks.com. Second Skin is designed for high-intensity athletes who are constantly striving to meet and surpass individual fitness goals. These athletes are an underserved and growing population, ranging from long distance runners and triathletes, to functional fitness and […]

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INH Quality Management by Groz-Beckert

The sewing floor of any apparel facility face a number of challenges such as productivity increase with demands of high output; minimal proportion of waste and rejections; reduced machine downtime; occupational health and safety; different environmental aspects like smallest possible footprint required and recycling of materials; and adoption of lean production, 5S or Kaizen. Alongside are the ever-stricter regulations obligated by brand owners and buying houses relating to the handling of sewing machine needles. None […]

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Google turns Image Search into a Shopping Tool

It is no secret that Google has been working towards building its search results in order to offer more organic tips rather than just a string of websites that match your searched term and to validate this, the company on Thursday launched a new addition of its image search function, named ‘style ideas.’ The feature enables users to browse images based on their search results for outfit ideas and other product categories by scroll-searching through […]

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Bombay Dyeing introduces denim towels

Bombay Dyeing, a part of the Wadia Group, has been a pioneer in the home textile industry of India since 1870. The manufacturer has now added a new feather in its cap by introducing Denim Bath Linen Collection, which includes Towels, Bath Mats and Bathrobes under the ‘Aspero Denim’ brand. The Aspero Denim Bath Collection has been specially crafted keeping in mind the needs, fashion trends & aesthetic requirements of the ultimate denim lover. These […]

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Shima Seiki’s new cutting machine fares well at SaigonTex ’17

“The response that we have received for our newly launched cutting machine, P-CAM182, has been very good and we are very happy,” Nobuhiro Nishimine, General Director, Shima Seiki Vietnam Co. Ltd. exclusively told Apparel Resources during the SaigonTex exhibition that was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last week.   Fast and efficient with excellent productivity, the multi-ply computerized cutting machine allows up to 55 mm of fabric material to be cut while the […]

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Walmart may use drones in stores to help customers

US retail giant Walmart has been granted a patent to use drone inside its store to help customers get products they want in their basket. It is yet to be decided when the company will actually implement this as companies often file for patents to protect ideas they’ve never used. The patent entitled ‘Method to carry an item within a retail shopping facility’ states, “In a typical application setting the flight path of the airborne […]

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Adidas adapts in-store custom-knit sweater technology

Taking envision to whole new level, Adidas is adapting new way to fickle the trend for fast fashion industry with in-store technology – ‘Knit For You’, dedicated to make customized sweaters. The sweaters would cost 200 euro (US $215) for customers within the day in order to tap into fast fashion with a personal twist. Explaining the technology, Adidas reports that a shopper first has to enter a darkened room where swirling camouflage and spider […]

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Indian apparel exporter Superhouse believes innovation drives success

“To have a mindset for innovation is what keeps you always ahead of others,” believes Mohd. Faiz, Owner of Superhouse Limited, a US $ 200 million group. With the competition getting tough each day, the only attribute that gives any company an edge over its competitors is its ability to think differently feels Faiz. Also, the company believes in using new technology in order to save costs on garments. “Saving costs on garments is also […]

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Aegle Gear introduces healthcare performance apparel

Healthcare apparel company Aegle Gear has introduced antimicrobial healthcare apparel in the market powered by Protx2™ technology. The company claims the apparels have in-built design functions which are often found in sportswear and now the medical industry, in a bid to change the mindset of healthcare institutions and industry professionals when choosing their uniforms, are coming up to adopt the technology. As per Aegle, Co-founders of Aegle Gear George Brown and Uli Becker have used […]

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Trelleborg installs Rapid Prototype Centre for engineered fabrics

Headquartered at Sweden, Trelleborg’s Engineered Coated Fabrics Operation has installed a new state-of-the-art Rapid Prototype Centre (RPC) in its facility at Rutherfordton, North Carolina, USA. The prototype equipment offers the latest technology in the rapid prototyping field and will help the company bring new products to market faster and at a much lower cost. According to the company, RPC reduces the time and cost of creating functional coated fabric samples that are highly-correlated to large-scale […]

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Steiger Textil launches ‘Stitch Lab’

Switzerland-based flat knitting machine manufacturer, Steiger textil, has launched a new facility called ‘Stitch Lab’, for experts in knitting and programming to work together with clients on developing their future applications. Using the Stitch Lab, Steiger technicians and their partners will be able to work together via the machine’s 3D simulation software Model Plus (M+). The software will simulate the creation of the stitches, row by row with the use of the virtual knitting machine […]

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SolTech+ Apparel unveils UVTR technology-enabled clothing

SolTech+ Apparel has unveiled the first apparel enabling you to naturally enjoy the sun’s benefits year-round… The UVTR technology-enabled clothing will help boost vitamin D in the wearer’s body, get a perfect natural tan, and stay extra warm. “SolTech+ is an innovative apparel line with breakthrough technology aiming to redefine how the world interacts and reconnects with sun in cool weather,” reads a statement from the company. The TanRound is the first apparel line with […]

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