The future of fashion is certainly relying on technology and this is how:
Increased Machine Intelligence
The way a machine has been programmed to learn human behavior is becoming quite advanced with the increased use of modern technology. The ability of a manufacturing industry to quickly collect and analyze data is attributed to these advanced algorithms. Some can even predict the trending patterns and style alongside performing skilled labor.
A company like Stitch Fix in San Francisco delivers clothes to customers with the aid of online artists. They do the designing while identifying styles and trends that are absent in the company’s inventory. Their work is based on the consumers’ tastes and preferences helping them to come up with better and acceptable designs that can now be reviewed by (human) workers on the design team.
Supply Chain Efficiency
People may become impatient quickly after ordering an item which is taking too long to be delivered. This is the reason many companies are striving to ensure that there is a supply chain that is continuous all year round. In order to increase the speed at which their supplies are made, the companies have embraced the “”in-house”” process whereby production and distribution is under the same roof.
The involved teams must therefore be updated with the latest information so that everyone has the necessary information for the completion of the supply process. It is basically a supply-chain optimization process that has now been adopted by many companies such as Gucci and Suuchi Ramesh.
Robot Designs to the Manufacturing Arena
Today, the robots through the increasing technological advancements can be readily programmed to receive intelligent instructions to make smarter and quicker workers. The robots can therefore replace humans working under harmful conditions while carrying out the job with more ease. When it comes to fashion, the robots do find it hard to perform sewing and the work is usually left for humans.
Thanks to the “”Sewbots”” which have been developed for some companies such as SoftWear to carry out sewing. The robots have been equipped with vacuum grippers and arms which can see a cloth through the sewing machine in an accurate and speedy way. This innovation has led to increased production whereas cutting down the costs.
Quick Analysis of Data and Early Feedback
The internet comes in very handy to help with real-time feedback. Companies are now quickly alerted of the sales returns and they are able to amend their mistake as fast as possible without delays. The world has now been made a global village with cloud computing. Companies share relevant information enhancing quicker and clear communication on production matters.
3D Printing and Mass Customization
In this competitive world of fashion, companies are looking for ways in which 3D printing can help them create better platforms for customization while producing more goods on demand. CLO technology helps brands to instantly edit designs alongside reviewing changes. Digital knitting is also taking 3D printing to a whole new level as it offers a whole range of customization possibilities.