Tukatech, in collaboration with Sowtex, is all set to launch a 3D visualizer and design lab resource solution that will be released in Asia on 8 July 2021 at 7 PM IST.
The announcement of the launch has been made amidst COVID-19 restrictions bearing down on textile, fashion and garment supply chains. Today is the time when the changing landscape of physical to digital sampling is disrupting the rules of engagement in the fashion industry.
According to Tukatech, the early adopters of the 3D technology would be able to sidestep manufacturing resources and infrastructure as design development, shipment risks, sampling and iterations between the buyer and the seller can all be done online.
The new design lab aims at reducing the designing and sampling process timelines drastically from weeks to hours and is hailed as the world’s first digital platform where everyone in the supply chain collaborates with real data.
Further, the entire process allows the user to design, develop, approve, show, sell and then make the product. The Design Lab – comprising realistic digital swatches of over 10,000 global textile manufacturers – integrates 3D Visualizer of Tukatech that enables the fashion supply chain partners such as fashion brands, designers, garment manufacturers, fabrics and trim manufacturers, and stockists to experience dramatic simplification in design and sampling processes.
Elated with the development, Ram Sareen, Founder of Tukatech, pointed out that the alliance will help reduce the enormous amounts of wastage during the sampling process and commented, “Since the industry’s average adoption rate is around 15 percent, a large number of physical samples end up in the landfill,” adding, “We are grateful to partner on disruptive technologists and innovative solutions with Sowtex for companies in the Asian region.”
The designers, using Sowtex’s material catalog, can get access to high-quality images of thousands of online trims and fabrics and a wide array of Pantone colors at their fingertips.
As all these images represent the physical material, the designers, after approval, can order the same and achieve the same look in real-life production, as stated by Tukatech and it added that the users can utilize TUKA3D Designer Edition and visualize fabrics and trims in 2D/3D garments before making a physical sample.
With Tukatech’s library of ready-made 3D garments, the users can find the model they want to design for, then shop styles made to fit that model. When ready to go to production, users can purchase the 2D CAD pattern for the style for only US $ 5.