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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.

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Textiles Expert Kerry King Discussed Developments and the Future of Sustainable Textiles
Textiles Expert Kerry King Discussed Developments and the Future of Sustainable Textiles

Published: February 9, 2023

Spoonflower, and its parent company, Shutterfly, originated as digital printing operations, and both have made significant technological advantages, Kerry King, Senior Director, Process Innovation for Textiles & Wallpaper, Spoonflower/Shutterfly, shares her thoughts on the changes and advances we have seen in 2022 in textiles and home decor, and what we might expect to see in 2023 and beyond. Watch Video

Future.Green's FutureCardVisa Promotes Green Shopping Habits
Future.Green's FutureCardVisa Promotes Green Shopping Habits

Published: January 12, 2023

Gen Zer Eunice Jung is passionate about sustainability, and that passion really comes out in this interview, where she explains what is behind FutureCardVisa and how it can help consumers become more aware of their shopping habits, give more consideration to end-of-life for things they buy, and especially in fashion, using rental or resale to extend the life of garments with less ending up in the landfill. Watch Video

FLOCUS Takes a Sustainable Approach to Fibers for Textiles and Other Uses
FLOCUS Takes a Sustainable Approach to Fibers for Textiles and Other Uses

Published: January 10, 2023

FLOCUS was founded by Sara Cicognani and Jeroen Muijsers to leverage the unique characteristics of Kapok as a fiber for multiple uses, ranging from stuffing for toys and other soft products to yarns and fabrics. Muijsers, a textile engineer, learned about Kapok about 10 years ago and recognized its role in delivering a more sustainable textile industry and its link to regenerative agriculture for a holistic approach that not only delivers sustainable fibers but also benefits farmers in subtropical countries. Learn more in this informative interview. Watch Video

Regenerative Fashion: An Exit Strategy For Fashion’s Troubled Relationship with the Planet?
Regenerative Fashion: An Exit Strategy For Fashion’s Troubled Relationship with the Planet?

Published: January 9, 2023

Paul Foulkes-Arellano of Circuthon Consulting is an expert in regenerative agriculture and regenerative fashion. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on the future of the textiles industry, and how regenerative fashion is an important element of making the industry more sustainable. And he discussed the link between agriculture and fashion as we move to a more circular economy. Watch Video

Printful Adds Coloreel On-Demand Embroidery for Increased Design Flexibility
Printful Adds Coloreel On-Demand Embroidery for Increased Design Flexibility

Published: December 15, 2022

Printful, who has 10 factories worldwide producing on-demand garments, is beta testing Coloreel on-demand embroidery. In this interview, Elina Kruze from Printful explains why the company was excited about the ability to offer customers more design flexibility in embroidery. Coloreel CEO Torbjörn Bäck shares his thoughts on how Coloreel on-demand embroidery changes the market and delivers a more sustainable solution. Watch Video

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Scales Up with EFI
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Scales Up with EFI

Published: December 12, 2022

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group’s Jaime Herand talks about the company’s work for the trade show and events vertical markets and how their investment in EFI and EFI Reggiani equipment has allowed them to scale up their print facilities and expand into fabric printing. Watch Video

GroupeSTAHL North America’s Carleen Grey on Digital Transfer Materials for Textile Printing
GroupeSTAHL North America’s Carleen Grey on Digital Transfer Materials for Textile Printing

Published: November 17, 2022

Carleen Grey, CEO of GroupeSTAHL North America, demonstrates direct-to-garment printing with the company’s heat presses, using transfer material digitally printed on an HP Indigo. The 90-year-old company has been transitioning to digitally printed transfer materials for the markets it sells its heat presses into. Watch Video

Epson’s Tim Check on the New SureColor F6470H Dye-Sub Printer
Epson’s Tim Check on the New SureColor F6470H Dye-Sub Printer

Published: November 10, 2022

Epson’s Tim Check talks about the new Pinnacle Award-winning SureColor F6470H dye-sublimation printer, the company’s first six-color 44-inch dye-sub. It offers options for fluorescent inks, orange and violet to expand the color gamut, and light cyan and light magenta for photographers and fine artists. Watch Video

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