The apparel industry alone spends an average of $6-8 billion per year on producing physical samples.
If 75% of these physical samples were processed digitally, not only would it reduce the costs for physical samples significantly but also convert to an environmentally friendly solution.
Some Key Facts
1083 GALLONS- the amount of water needed to produce only 1 cotton t-shirt
10.5 MILLION TONS- The amount of Clothing in the USA alone that is sent to landfills annually
15% - the average waste of material from cutting patterns
SECOND DIRTIEST INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD- The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world ... second only to oil
One luxury goods company had been spending close to $30 million on sampling alone. By going digital they have reduced the amount of fabric used for physical samples, not to mention enormous costs to produce the models saving millions of dollars.
Other Key Benefits
Early prototype development – long before samples or materials are available
Shorten your product development phases and visualize your ideas
Realistic 3D pattern visualization in real-time
Designs can be adjusted using 3D before cutting any fabric.
Fast and precise 3D style development
Improved communication and collaboration between designers and manufacturers
Reduced development costs
Simulation is perfectly suited for product presentations, marketing purposes or actual sales
To fully realize its impact in the industry, there must be a committed to implementing the technology.
Don’t wait for the industry to force you to change – start now. The timing in which you adopt 3D will be one of your company’s most impactful business decisions.
Technology doesn’t make a change on its own, you need the right product, the right people, and the right process to succeed.