Why we have not challenged the fashion manufacturing process for long? the traditional ways of making patterns, cutting, sewing and finishing have been around for long.
This edit looks at one such innovation which fundamentally challenges the current assumptions.
The fashion industry is faced with many economic, environmental and social issues. Some of them include,
a) Long lead times
b) Wasted materials in the production
c) Harsh labour conditions
d) Burnt or buried leftover stocks etc..
Considering fashion being the second most carbon footprint industries in the world, this further raises the severity of the problem.
I had the opportunity to visit Shima Seiki, an innovative Japanese company with global headquarters in Osaka. They are looking at inventing things which do not exist in the world and make a significant difference.