ShareCloth, a New York-based firm that provides solution for on-demand apparel production, has made its ‘The Editor’ tool available to designers.
The initiative is to support the small businesses and designers, and help them compete with the fast fashion players.
The tool is a web-based platform that helps in digital product development and production of apparels by allowing easy generation of 3D apparel samples. The designers, pattern makers and the sewing contractors will benefit from the creation of 3D clothing samples on digital avatars based on more than 15 body measurements.
Moreover, the AI capabilities of the platform will assist them with semi-automatic digital sample stitching and importing DXF patterns from Optitex, Gerber, Grafis and Lectra, as claimed on the company’s website.
“At ShareCloth, we believe that fashion should be digitised. It’ll help the industry to sell and produce far more efficiently and sustainably. That is why we created ‘The Editor’, a desktop tool to generate apparel 3D samples for digital product development and production,” the firm says.
The tool is made available free of cost and can be used by anyone. ShareCloth, founded five years ago, focuses on providing solutions to the three key problems of overproduction, high rate of return and dead stock.
The company believes that over the next ten years, these problems alone can cost a loss of US $ 52 billion to the industry.