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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 Lewis Shuler Talks About the Analog-to-Digital Transformation Underway in Textiles and Apparel
Textiles Expert Lewis Shuler Talks About the Analog-to-Digital Transformation Underway in Textiles and Apparel

Published: February 22, 2021

Lewis Shuler has worked at several well-known apparel brands and also spent 10 years working in China. He has tremendous insight to share about the current state of the industry and what it will take to accelerate both the analog-to-digital transformation and re-shoring of manufacturing. He also shares his thoughts on emerging technologies such as solid color spray dyeing. Watch Video

Runway Kit: Making Manufacturing Easy for Designers and Entrepreneurs
Runway Kit: Making Manufacturing Easy for Designers and Entrepreneurs

Published: February 15, 2021

Runway Kit, a subsidiary of Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings, was established in mid-2019 with the goal of providing professional manufacturing support to designers and entrepreneurs. Either starting from basic provided designs or from the ground up with a custom design, Runway Kit works with designers to create professional quality tech packs to enable manufacturing with them or with another manufacturer, with minimum order quantities as low as 100. Nethmi Wickramasuriya, Digital Launch Entrepreneur, explains. Watch Video

Domanda Lets Consumers Apply Professional Designs to Almost Anything
Domanda Lets Consumers Apply Professional Designs to Almost Anything

Published: January 4, 2021

Kristen Dettoni founded Design Pool as a way to make her textile designs available to other designers and developed a network of printers who can execute those designs. More recently, she founded Domanda, an online store that enables consumers to use professional designs on a wide range of home goods. She talks about why she started these businesses, what she has been able to achieve, and how the pandemic has affected the demand for these types of services, especially in home and commercial decor. Watch Video

Banner Year: A Conversation with AATCC's Incoming President
Banner Year: A Conversation with AATCC's Incoming President

Published: December 16, 2020

Harrie Schoots is taking on the volunteer role of President of AATCC in the year the association turns 100. In this conversation, you'll learn more about Harrie, his goals and objectives for 2021 for the association, and see the energy and innovative thinking he will bring to the organization. Watch Video

Brother's Rick Frye Talks Sewing Automation
Brother's Rick Frye Talks Sewing Automation

Published: December 15, 2020

Sewing is often referred to as the "last mile" in the manufacture of sewn goods in terms of an overall automated workflow. Huge progress has been made in the level of automation, and an operator can be quickly trained to execute sewing of some types of items. But the fine work of sewing apparel is still out of reach. Rick Frye shares his thoughts about the current state of sewing automation, and describes Brother's new Bridge sewing technology. Watch Video

Mimaki Brings Digital Textile Printing Versatility to North America with Hybrid Fabric Printer
Mimaki Brings Digital Textile Printing Versatility to North America with Hybrid Fabric Printer

Published: December 10, 2020

Victoria Harris, Textile Specialist at Mimaki USA, discusses the Mimaki TX300P-1800 MKII hybrid printer, which easily switches between pigment ink printing for direct to fabric and dye-sublimation inks for printing on heat-transfer paper, as well as other digital textile printing solutions from Mimaki. Watch Video

EFI Reggiani BOLT Wins an InterTech Award
EFI Reggiani BOLT Wins an InterTech Award

Published: December 10, 2020

Adele Genoni, General Manager of EFI Reggiani, talks to Cary Sherburne about EFI Reggiani’s BOLT being awarded an InterTech Award—the first textile product to win an InterTech Award. Watch Video

OnPoint Manufacturing and Gerber Join Forces to Launch Eloise.Fashion
OnPoint Manufacturing and Gerber Join Forces to Launch Eloise.Fashion

Published: December 7, 2020

Entrepreneur and innovator Kirby Best has been working with Gerber to make on-demand fashion design and manufacturing tools more accessible to designers and brands, especially smaller organizations that have found the cost of these tools to be a barrier. The result is Eloise.Fashion, where designers can leverage tools and technology to create designs, prepare them for manufacturing, and connect with manufacturing facilities such as OnPoint Manufacturing. Kirby explains it all in this video. Watch Video

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

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