22 Factor, a knitwear lifestyle start-up, has launched an on-demand 3D knitting service.
An eco-friendly and digital approach, this new service helps designers produce apparels in lesser quantities and reduce over-production.
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The start-up produces garments from upcycled yarns collected from the luxury fashion brands. Its on-demand 3D system with high-definition virtual sampling and simulation technology helps designers create and visualise their designs digitally – thereby eliminating the need to create any physical samples.
22 Factor, the entrepreneurship venture of Cobalt Fashion, utilises Shima Seiki’s Wholegarment knitting capabilities to help produce three-dimensional seamless garments with comfortable stretch, greater stress distribution and range of motion, while also optimising design, drape and fit.
The technology enables quicker production of apparels by lessening the time by 92 per cent – That significantly brings down the time period from 12 months to less than a month.
Dorothy Pun, Founder, 22 Factor and Vice President, Cobalt Fashion said “At 22 Factor, we have a role in driving the positive change we want to see in this industry. We constantly look for new ways, namely by using technology, to optimise our production process for a smarter and more sustainable supply chain.”
Dorothy further said “On-demand manufacturing helps to tackle the issue of wastage in the fashion industry and we aim to expand this service to bigger players in the future to drive mass adoption of the technology.”