Deep Dive: 3D Design Technology Disrupts the Fashion Supply Chain

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Key Points

Fashion industry supply chains are growing faster and stronger with 3D design and sampling technology. In this report, we look at the 3D design process with a focus on its use in the apparel supply chain and profile four major vendors of 3D design software: CLO, Tukatech, Optitex and Browzwear.

  • While consumer interest hops around at a digitalized speed, apparel producers have to move through the entire supply chain before they can meet shoppers’ quickly changing demands. Digitalization is reshaping the apparel market and creating ways for producers to meet consumers’ growing appetite for new trends.
  • 3D virtual design technology enables quality improvements that streamline logistics and provide space for more creativity. 3D rendering also requires less time than traditional rendering techniques, shaving weeks off the design and sampling processes. This results in a fast, cost-effective and more eco-friendly practice.
  • Although fashion buyers have been amenable to 3D-rendered samples, some designers have been resistant to switching from analog to 3D design processes.
  • The spread of 3D virtual design will affect the evolution of the fashion industry and rising demand for customization will lead to growth in on-demand manufacturing.

Fashion industry supply chains are growing faster and stronger with 3D design and sampling technology. In this report, we look at the 3D design process with a focus on its use in the apparel supply chain and profile four major vendors of 3D design software: CLO, Tukatech, Optitex and Browzwear.

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