Author: apparelscience

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Nike Atsuma Aims To Reduce Material Waste and boost Ultra-Sustainability

As part of its sustainability practices, Nike released the brand-new Nike Atsuma. A sneaker made from the offcuts and leftover material that are usually discarded. The goal was to produce a shoe that limited the amount of material discarded in the end by using the material leftover from cutouts. The best example is the Swoosh, which appears on the lateral...

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NIKE, Inc. Acquires Celect for data-optimized and hyper-focused on consumer behavior

NIKE, Inc. has acquired Celect, a leading retail predictive analytics and demand sensing firm based in Boston. Celect is Nike’s latest acquisition fueling its Consumer Direct Offense strategy, serving consumers personally at a global scale. “With the acquisition of Celect, Nike greatly accelerates our digital advantage by adding a platform developed by world-class data scientists.” said Eric Sprunk, NIKE, Inc....

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9 Point Calibration of Needle/Metal Detection Machine

In the garment and apparel industry, metal detecting machines are generally utilized to detect needles and small metal parts that may have been accidentally lodged in finished garments. Shipping garments with needles, sharp or other unwanted metal objects could result in blacklisting or heavy financial losses for the factories and bad publicity, product recall, financial losses and legal actions for...

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Fashion Giant Zara Pledges To Use 100% Sustainable Fabrics By 2025

The Spanish fast fashion brand has made a bold move towards an environment-friendly future for textiles and fashion industry. Inditex, the parent company of high street fashion chain Zara – which was named the world’s third largest apparel company this year by Forbes – said its other brands, including Zara Home, Massimo Dutti and Pull&Bear, will also follow the same guidelines....

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Fabric Defects

In garment factories it very common that the garment quality inspectors are also responsible for fabric inspection. I experienced it many times that there is no adequate training and tools provided to these inspectors. The best and efficient way to train the inspectors is to provide the images of defect and the defect classification. This will help them to identify...

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Dürkopp Adler 971-01 Sewing unit

The 971-01 is a rotary sewing unit for runstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts and blouses. The cut cuff parts are fed by the operator, runstitched, and then trimmed and stacked. In the meantime, the operator can continuously feed the sewing unit with further material. unstitching and subsequent trimming of cuffs of shirts Runstitching and trimming of cuffs...

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JUKI Corporation and YKK Co-Develop Automatic Machine for Sewing Zippers into Jeans Flies

JUKI Corporation and YKK Corporation have jointly developed an automatic machine for sewing zippers into the flies of jeans. The machine fuses the two companies’ technological know-how about sewing and fastening products. In combination with robotic sewing arms, automated fabric transfer systems, and other technologies, the factory where they installed this machine has achieved a streamlined process for zipper installation....

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Calculating Garment Thread Consumption

Sewing thread plays a very important part in apparel manufacturing. You have to calculate sewing thread consumption for costing as well as for the procurement of thread before starting the apparel production. It is really important to calculate correct thread requirement to avoid any excess/shortage during the order execution. There are two common methods for calculating the thread consumption. Actual...