Digitalization is a leading trend of the 21st century in industrial production with a distinct effect on textile manufacturing. Digital printing enables more precise details on shirt fabrics to create flawless patterns and perfection in colours. Yet, virtual sampling and 3D technologies go further. In the current era, time, money and effort have become much more important than the former centuries ever. Brands and manufacturers compete to create trending fashion in a shorter time, using a reduced budget and maximizing human resources. This is also true for apparel industry which has been adjusting itself to digital printing and virtual designing approaches. The question is how it can be possible to manage all processes from digital sampling to ordering on virtual platforms?
DIGITALIZATION AND THE RISE OF PLM APPROACHES
IN SHIRT DESIGN
The speed of the 21st century has urged the textile industry to contemplate more digitalized processes before starting real-time production. Just like in other manufacturing industries, in the previous century, textile and fashion industries were used to control every detail of their designs in physical sampling, cutting, and tailoring procedures. In order to start shirt production for the upcoming season, shirt designers had to use traditional printing technologies to see how their patterns, size, colour and even texture appears on a shirt design. They had to send their shirt sample to the brand and wait for their feedback to take the next step.
3D VIRTUAL SAMPLING FOR PERFECTLY TAILORED SHIRT COLLECTIONS
Through the rise of product lifecycle management technologies, most of those pre-production tasks and services have been transferred to computer-based platforms via innovative applications, software, and cloud technologies. In order to see digital modeling on shirt fabrics, there is no need to wait for the courier to deliver physical samples. It is possible to see shirt sampling in 2D and 3D formats on screen with different size, colour and fabric alternatives. 3D virtual sampling, which is an extensive innovation of PLM approach, provides co-working environment for designers, brand managers, and production departments to share ideas, make relevant adjustments, and retry numerous alternatives on screen.
DIGITAL PREPARATIONS FOR SHIRT COLLECTIONS
VIA 3D TECHNOLOGIES
Digital sampling software is now preferred by many emerging industry partners. Dora Giyim, one of the followers of the latest technologies in shirt production, facilitates pre-production stages for trendsetting shirt collections via their digital shirt sampling services. Both branding and private label companies may benefit from the new approach. They can preview a specific shirt sample on the model with pre-adjusted size, colour, and material. Furthermore, digital sampling enables customers to display the formatted adjustments with proceeding changes on the garment. It is possible to change shirt fabric for a specific model to see how it will drape on different body structures. 3D virtual sampling also allows designers to display the shirt model and shirt patterns in various perspectives while zooming in and out to see even tiny failures on problematic cuts like shoulders and pockets. With no need to have physical samples, 3D designs meet all the requirements to start digital shirt production.
COST-EFFECTIVE ASPECT IN DIGITAL SAMPLING
Why digital printing and sampling is widely preferred by shirt manufacturers is not limited to its customization feature. Recent 3D virtual sampling technologies actualize all the necessities limited-size orders and even single-item orders. The set-up costs of screen printing and delivery time do not relate themselves to digital sampling orders. On-screen adjustments can be done in a much shorter to save weeks for the manufacturing of your new shirt collection. Thus, cost-effective and time-saving features of digital shirt sampling make private label much more competitive in shirt collection productions.
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