We sit in 2018 and we’re hearing about gender gaps being significant in many industries; women falling out of STEM jobs at 45% higher rate than men; reports of bad behavior and discrimination by men being ignored by HR at major companies; women still being under paid as compared to men doing the same jobs, especially in technology, start-ups, and sports equipment companies.
And it got me thinking – has anything changed since 1983?
Over the last few years, there has been a shift in the way new products are brought to market. It seems more and more sales are moving on-line, leaving retailers holding dramatic amounts of unsold inventory. Maybe fast fashion has run its course?
Mass-customization in flat knitting has been around since the advent of computerized knitting machines in our industry. It is profitable if it is done correctly and no two companies fit the same mass-customization model.
In creating flat knitted products, we are creating the fabric at the same time as our product. Creating advanced textiles and 3D knitting is absolutely NOT like making sweaters. Even the knitting machines are not quite the same.
How much money are you leaving on the Production table? The answer may surprise you.
Many people confuse 3D knitting with 3D printing. Knitting is additive manufacturing, but there are so many more variables.
We spend a lot of time developing products. But in terms of sustainability, what's your exit strategy?
Along with Moore’s rule, computers, and the machine parts they govern, have grown quicker, smaller, and more precise
Are there really big the differences in time and waste making shoe uppers in 3D?
What happened to all that wearable tech apparel we were promised for the last several years?
Mapping added strength, stretch, compression, and dimensionally stable regions, we knit each piece while also including wiring or conductive materials that are easily built into the fabric. digitally
How smart are Smart materials? The words “Smart textiles”, “Smart Fabrics” or “Smart Materials” are as over used as “Wearable Tech” and include many categories.
Are you ready for better design, better manufacturing, but you don't know where to go to get the know-how to control your knit products?