Launched in partnership with LIMIT, the product innovation branch of the world leader in sourcing Otto International, training facilities will be located in Dongguan, China and Dhaka, Bangladesh; two key strategic and heavy manufacturing regions. 3D Product Development Training and Sharing Centers will provide invaluable learning and peer sharing, with Digi-Hubs empowering employees of manufacturers and suppliers, as well as individual designers, modelers, technical designers and others interested in the next generation of fashion production and development, to master the latest 3D fashion asset technologies by mastering their applications in product design and development.
The companies hope their new 3D fashion design software training centers will accelerate the already nascent large-scale digital transformation happening in the fashion and apparel industry by using the latest technology and production procedures to create efficiency gains, reduce waste and increase sustainability. Program participants will gain invaluable experience working with Browzwear’s VStitcher, a platform widely used for 3D prototyping, as well as to acquire skills covering the use of fabric scanning tools like that of Browzwear Tissue analysisr and Vizoo’s 3D scanning system, which translate the physical properties and textures of textiles into realistic virtual samples and 3D simulations and renderings. With this new knowledge base and toolkit under their belt, Digi-Hub participants and the apparel companies they work for will be able to seamlessly produce virtual samples that act the same as samples. physical and remove barriers to productivity, accelerate time to market and improve sustainability.
Already, more than 650 organizations including Columbia Sportswear, PVH Group and Company VF Leverage Browzwear’s open platform for creative designs and digital tools for 3D garments to streamline processes, collaborate and pursue data-driven production strategies to sell more while manufacturing less, increasing sustainability ecological and economical through the use of 3D assets and fashion design conceptual tools.
The deployment of digital fabric libraries, 3D design software and virtualization of common hardware such as zippers and stabilizers, is part of a larger trend that the PSFK research lab has followed around global digitization. the fashion industry and its adoption by fashion designers. . New 3D design software technologies provide virtual solutions at every stage of the production process, from procurement to prototyping and design, sampling, quality inspection and distribution, while Fashion houses and manufacturers continue to incorporate a wide array of new generation third-party products. digital holiday and internal programs in their daily operations.
This article originally appeared in the PSFK Research Paper, Digitization of the fashion industry