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This section focuses on the digital transformation occurring in printing of textiles for fashion, fast fashion, home goods and more. Printing technologies, supporting workflow and other software, key suppliers to the industry and manufacturers using digital technologies will be covered, along with textile/fast fashion trends.

Articles

Cognizant Projects +148% Growth in Fashion Designer Jobs, Highlights the Future of Work (Premium Content)

I was intrigued to read in a recent Axios newsletter that fashion designer jobs are expected to increase by +148%, according to Cognizant, a technology and business services company. I reached out to Ben Pring, who runs the company’s Center for the Future of Work, to learn more. And boy, did I learn more!


Digital Textiles: The Next Frontier for Commercial Printers

For the most part, commercial printers are locked out of the existing supply chain for digital textiles. This article explores the more accessible textile segments that commercial printers can participate in, including textile-based sign and display graphics and direct-to-garment.


OnPoint Manufacturing and Gerber Technologies Announce FashionTech Platform 1.0 (Premium Content)

I first got to know Kirby Best when he was running on-demand book printer Lightning Source. And I was interested to see him turn up as Chairman at OnPoint Manufacturing, an on-demand garment manufacturer. We connected for a wide-ranging discussion at the recent Gerber Technology Ideation event, including the newly announced FashionTech Platform 1.0 initiative.


Textile Innovation in Rhode Island (Premium Content)

Officially launched in September 2018, the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) is another example of initiatives across the country that are working to revive the U.S. textile and apparel industry, both with innovations that improve efficiency and to reshore textile and apparel manufacturing. We spoke with RITIN steering committee chairman and CEO of textile company Trans-Tex Michael Woody to learn more.


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News

Groz-Beckert Launches Online Customer Portal Weaving

Epson Certified Solution Center Now Open at Equipment Zone in New Jersey

The Mosaica Group Expands into Manufacturing with State-of-the-Art Converting Equipment

Release of Next-Generation 3D Solution from Browzwear Brings Fashion Industry to Next Stage of the Digital Transformation

Conference Program Confirmed for Asia Print Expo 2019

Summa Launches 3.2m Flatbeds for the Textile Market

Lectra Makes History with "Fashion On Demand," Fashion’s First End-to-End Personalization Offer

SPGPrints Presents Digital and Rotary Screen Solutions for Home Furnishing and Interior Decor Markets At Heimtextil 2019

FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 Returns to Munich with an Explosion of Possibilities

Twine Solutions Successfully Completes its Growth Stage Investment Round

UniNet to Unveil Innovative Dye Sublimation Transfer Print Solution to Fuel Business Growth at ISS Long Beach 2019

Digital Textile Printing Market to Record a Healthy CAGR of 16.3% by 2027

Swedroe by Ariel Wins Sustainability Fashion Design Contest

EFI Introduces Next-Generation Single-Pass Reggiani BOLT Textile Digital Printer

Aurora Sets Standard for Sustainable Manufacturing in North American Plant

RICOH Ri 1000 Direct to Garment Printer Named CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree

Coloreel Wins the Largest Innovation Award in Sweden

A Digital Transformation Underway in Textiles

New SGIA Webinar Previews Digital Textile Printing Conference

Garment Decorating Industry’s 6th Annual REGGIE Awards

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Video

Video preview: Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

Published: November 6, 2018

Tim Check, Senior Product Manager for Epson America, talks about textile printing technologies and how commercial printers can use fabric printing to open up new business opportunities and offer more options to customers.

 

Video preview: New Enhancements Released in AccuMark Version 11

New Enhancements Released in AccuMark Version 11

Published: August 8, 2018

Mary McFadden, Executive Director of CAD Project Management for Gerber Technology, discusses the new enhancements to AccuMark Version 11. Gerber continues to make enhancements to this premier CAD system for the textiles and apparel industry.

 

Video preview: Customization is Key for Carriage House Printery

Customization is Key for Carriage House Printery

Published: August 1, 2018

Michael Frankhauser, Owner of Carriage House Printery, shares his inspiring personal story, from designing equipment for a manufacturing company to starting his own custom textile printing company.

 

Video preview: When Fads Fade

When Fads Fade

Published: July 31, 2018

Tim Brule, Vice President of Disruptive Technologies for Fanatics Inc., shares how this company has grown its business via online stores. From fast fashion and fad fashion, to micro moments, the world of fashion is rapidly changing.

 

Video preview: Spoonflower Celebrates 10 Years

Spoonflower Celebrates 10 Years

Published: July 26, 2018

Gart Davis, CEO of Spoonflower, takes us through the history of a company that has grown its business largely through digital textile printing and e-commerce and now celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

 

Video preview: The Advantages of EFI InNova Pigment Inks for Textiles

The Advantages of EFI InNova Pigment Inks for Textiles

Published: July 19, 2018

Paolo Torricella, Textiles Segment Manager for EFI Reggiani, describes the benefits of EFI InNova pigment inks for direct-to-fabric printing from vibrant colors to a lower impact on the environment.

 

Video preview: Champion Thread Company Brings Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

Champion Thread Company Brings Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

Published: July 18, 2018

Matt Poovey, President of Champion Thread Company, discusses the importance of automation in bringing textile and garment manufacturing back to the United States. This industrial sewing thread manufacturer is leading the way with a number of innovations.

 

Video preview: Speed Outweighs Cost in Textiles

Speed Outweighs Cost in Textiles

Published: July 16, 2018

Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Software for Gerber Technology, discusses the trends driving change in the textiles industry. Now more than ever, the industry is about speed with pressure on brands and manufacturers for faster time to market.

 

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Textiles Editor

Jennifer Matt

Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor
An expert in how digital printing technologies revolutionize the print, packaging and textile industries.

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