US-based Tukatech & Sowtex to make new design lab resource solution

08 Jul '21
3 min read
Pic: Tukatech
Pic: Tukatech

US firm Tukatech and Sowtex, two technology disruptors in the textile and apparel industry, have announced an all-India launch of a 3D visualizer and design lab resource solution that will trim the designing and sampling process timelines, on July 8, 2021. It will be a first digital platform where everyone in the supply chain collaborates with real data.

Sowtex’s material catalogue provides textile suppliers access to thousands of online trims and fabrics and a wide array of pantone colours at their fingertips, which will enhance and accelerate the design development process. These high-quality images represent physical materials, so that after approval designers can order the same and achieve the exact same look in real life production, Tukatech said in a media statement.

Users can utilise Tukatech’s library of ready-made 3D garments, or find the model they want to design for, then shop styles made to fit that model. TUKA3D designer edition users visualise fabrics and trims in 2D/3D garments before making a physical sample. Moreover, its true-to-life technology will enable easy design development, fit and growth, thereby reducing wastage during the sampling process. When ready to go to production, users can purchase the 2D CAD pattern for the style for only $5.

The pivot from physical to online sampling is set to change the rules of engagement in the textile industry. Early adopters of this 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, according to Tukatech.

“The one-of-a-kind technology solution will reduce sampling turnaround time from weeks to hours. The process allows the use to design, develop, approve, show, sell, and then make the product. The Sowtex Design Lab, comprising life-like digital swatches of 10,000+ global textile manufacturers, will combine Tukatech’s 3D Visualizer to enable designers, garment manufacturers, fashion brands, fabrics and trim manufacturers, and stockists to make design and sampling processes quick and easy,” Sowtex founder Sonil Jain said in a statement.

“We are grateful to partner on disruptive technologists and innovative solutions with Sowtex for companies in the Asian region. The Sowtex-Tukatech alliance will lessen the enormous amounts of wastage during the sampling process, since the industry’s average adoption rate is around 15 per cent, a large number of physical samples end up in the landfill,” Ram Sareen, the founder of Tukatech said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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