Businesses across the manufacturing industry are currently facing a number of new challenges. U.S.-based companies are being challenged by growth in the manufacturing and distribution sector. Consumers have choices, both domestically and globally, and, thanks to modern technology, they have the ability to compare product prices at the click of a button.
From luxury smartwatches to virtual reality catwalks at Fashion Weeks, major fashioninfluencers and retail brands like Topshop and Dior are adopting technology to increase their scope and profits. For years, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) — a view of the real world that has been “augmented” by layers of computer-generated content — have been the stuff of science fiction. Augmented and virtual reality is an emerging trend in technology for many fields. Utilizing this tech for fashion and retail can be a big win for consumers!
The world is going through yet another wave of digital disruption, which began almost a decade ago with the invention of the Bitcoin digital currency, followed by blockchain and, more recently, “smart contracts”.. Known as the technology behind digital currencies, blockchain is now set to disrupt the fashionindustry with the potential to remove the opacity of the apparel supply chain.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), a technology that enables computers to make autonomous decisions, is a step forward in automation that is changing the retail industry. As the fashion apparel and retail market responds to fundamental shifts in consumer behavior, companies are turning to technology solutions to give them an edge. From point of sale and inventory control solutions to store traffic analytics and customer relationship management software, technology is helping retailers better manage their business. But most of the technology focuses on the transactional aspect of the shopping experience.
3D printing is shaping the way we design and produce unique fashion pieces. Most 3D printed textiles are made using SLS 3Dprinters. ... Primarily 3D printed fabrics and textiles are printed using a selective laser sintering process because it offers the highest level of detail needed to produce movable materials that can be turned into clothing. The main challenge was that 3D-printing materials are far more rigid than the fabrics used in clothing.
TECH Fashion Week is SFFaMA's is a launchpad incubating emerging talented creators and designers representing new technologies, expertise and wearable tech. This event is a cutting edge platform to discover the future of fashion. The rapidly shifting world of retail, fashion, and apparel requires constant monitoring and change. Connecting fashion retailers with technology innovators cultivates a symbiotic relationship wherein a flow of ideas is generated and shared between them.