By Tyler Shultz | May 23, 2022
Epson America, Inc., has announced the launch of its first direct-to-fabric printer available in North America, the Monna Lisa 8000. It combines engineering with advanced design to deliver the capabilities to print on a wide range of fabrics and is the result of over 20 years of research, development and customer feedback.
Where technology meets fashion
Levi Strauss & Co. began making dungarees for gold miners, cowboys, ranchers and everyone else in the Old West. It was “pioneering” then and hasn’t slowed down with innovations.
You may have heard of the madness of King George—there’s a superb 1994 biopic about it—but that’s certainly not the case with this George III, who’s not a monarch but a cargo ship.
When it comes to wearing clothes, one of the highest virtues is simplicity. When it comes to making them, it’s efficiency. And now The LYCRA Company, the global textile giant, plans to make that a lot easier for designers thanks to a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D software for the apparel industry.
Adding to its evolving mix of textile solutions, 3M has introduced 3M-Specified Water Repellent Greige Yarn, which joins its other fabric-based innovations including 3M Thinsulate Insulation and Scotchgard Protector.
Fashion goes round and round in cycles, which is not so different from the way Earth orbits the sun. Solstiss may sound like the twice-annual event that occurs at the height of summer and depth of winter, but this kind of solstice is perennial.
If you’re going to be part of a fashion scandal, it’s much better if you’re, say, the designer of a risqué dress worn on the red carpet since a little notoriety can be a boon to business. The kind you don’t want is the kind that befell red-logoed retailer Target six years ago when it turned out a bunch of fashions from so-called Egyptian cotton it was selling that were not, in fact, from the land of the pyramids.
Elomi, a Korea-based lingerie and swimwear brand designed for fuller figures, has partnered with Hyosung, the world’s largest manufacturer of spandex, for an elegant new swim collection made from Hyosung’s creora highclo spandex.
In an effort to tackle returns, the Toronto-based supply-chain OS company Calico aims to provide a smart solution that helps retailers streamline their supply chains, allowing them to solve the problem earlier rather than post-sale.
The co-located Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America shows took place May 17–19 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, returning for the first time since 2018.
VNTANA has announced a partnership with ByondXR to help brands and retailers take a step further into the metaverse by creating 3D digital showrooms.
Trend-forecasting company WGSN has announced the launch of TrendCurve+, a fashion-planning tool that combines data sources across social, search, shelf, shows and sentiment with advanced machine learning to tell customers which trends to invest in, how much and when.
The YKK Group announced that WaveOn has joined its network of software partners supporting YKK’s Touchlink fasteners, enabled with Near Field Communication technology.
Delta Apparel, Inc., has announced the expansion of its digital print business through the installation and use of newly developed digital print technology in collaboration with global digital sports platform and provider of licensed sports merchandise Fanatics.