Individualisation, automation and digitalization, and micro-factories are the way forward for the future of clothing production and will be the main theme of Texprocess in Frankfurt from May 14 to 17 May 2019.
A record number of participants have sent in their favourite design to the manufacturer today via an app and are wearing their individually designed, perfectly fitting trainers or shirt for tomorrow. “It’s a long time since this was just a pipe dream for the future,” says Michael Jänecke, Director Brand Management Technical Textiles and Textile Processing at Messe Frankfurt.
“Behind it, however, lies a host of complex processes, involving production, processing and logistics. Micro-factories, based on networked and integrated procedures, represent the progressive way of making textile processing quicker, more flexible and, because it is more local, also more sustainable; whilst, at the same time, producing personalised products.”
In a total of four micro-factories at the up-coming Texprocess, trade visitors will be able to get an idea of how integrated textile processing works and where micro-factories are already being used.