Discussion of apparel always our top topic, certainly, female liking cloth and fashion is indubitable. However men also like the fashion as business suits and sports suits are always to be popular by male. Actually as everyone is consumer for clothes, you are a consumer, i am a consumer too. We are essentially all consumers and most of us in present world take the interests in the apparel commodities, and care about how we look.
But whether we think about clothing industry as well? When you are in free or surfing internet, have you think about some interested topic related to clothing industry? Perhaps and merely, we only focus on clothes design and how look like. When we know it, you are sure to be surprised by apparel industry. Textile production is dirty thing, the lay person will not know that, moreover insiders know it very well, the one of the dirtiest industries in the world is textile production. Actually there are two reasons, partly because of issued outdated manufacturing methods tried to dye and finish fabric. According to the survey from United State Energy Administration, the textile industry in America is the fifth largest contributor to CO2 emissions in whole state of USA. Another reason is about the damage that cotton crops and synthetic fiber production have bad influence on the environment. And this issue directly threaten workers health in workshop.
Certainly, nowadays along with increasingly aware from consumers, enhancing environmental responsibility by clothing manufacturers and yes, technology of production improved, apparel industry’s circumstances has changed, nevertheless, some of small workshop still not satisfy us about their management and production. However I trust our progress and development will bring new revolution in the future of fashion. From design to Merchandising, how tech is reshaping this industry. Let us see some new technology and innovation for apparel industry below,
1. Fabric Out of Milk, Coffee Beans and Tea
Milk, coffee and tea have a tendency to stay together, but not enjoy that. Since the high-tech industry is getting off in creating style more sustainable, additional, more-humble, technology are only as revolutionary — and actually, very cool. Case in point: Food goods being flipped into wearable products. German microbiology-student-turned-designer Anke Domaske utilizes milk to produce an”Eco Milk Fiber” known as QMilch. High-tech sports clothes firm Virus employs recycled coffee beans because of their Stay Warm lineup of cold-weather performance attire. Along with the genius Suzanne Lee, fashion designer and TED Senior Fellow, was producing cloth and vegetable leather. Getting this from the fermented tea as kombucha. This is what we are looking at.
2. Digital Printing
Basso and Brooke, pioneer designers in the use of digital printing. They are reverend for digital printing technology development. Together with digital printing, prints are directly applied to cloth with printers, decreasing water use by 95 percent, energy decrease of 75 percent, and reducing cloth and fabric’s squander. This technique was utilized by designers such as Mary Katrantzou, Alexander
McQueen and Basso & Brooke.
3. Plastic bags and Beer bottles utilized efficiently
Recycled synthetics, made with everything from plastic bags to beer bottles continue to make a splash. In much the exact same manner that other substances and bamboo are changed to ribbon, the upcycled synthetics are broken down to some fine particulate, melted, and extruded into fiber.
Meanwhile, I Am Not A Virgin jeans use a mix of 25 percent bottle fiber and 75 percent cotton, this material is soft to the hand, certainly, it is also durable too.
4. Smart Fabric Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP), the group that handles the company’s offbeat innovations (like the now-defunct Project Ara), has been rethinking the very materials clothes are made of. For the past couple of years, the tech giant has been experimenting with conductive fabrics that can make fashion garments smarter. With Project Jacquard, Google created a system for weaving technology that can turn clothes or any other textiles into gesture-controlled surfaces. Google expect designers and developers will implement this technology in sensor-laden garments that can be used in everyday life, including jeans, T-shirts and jackets.