The global textile industry is undergoing profound changes as it adopts and leverages new digital textile trends such as sustainable alternative materials, 3D design, technology-driven functional smart manufacturing processes, and the adoption of digital textile technologies
While we're not trying to "reinvent the wheel," we can certainly recognize that by adopting these new approaches, the textile industry can become an innovator with an integrated value chain, focusing on high-quality, eco-friendly, and cost-efficient materials.
The digital transformation will reduce pollution and inventory by developing a greener approach to the ODM process - facilitating the goal of reduced waste, no returns, less shipping, and net-zero carbon emissions in the future.
The Advancement Association for Digital Textile is a Taiwan-based non-profit association aiming to make Taiwan's textile industry the global pivotal manufacturing and sourcing hub for innovative, sustainable, and intelligent textiles - subsequently benefitting the entire industry, international communities, and the environment.
"AADT aims to utilize digital energy to create a co-working model for the apparel and fashion industries, transforming the traditional textile industry - which is oriented towards OEM and order taking - into a cross-domain innovative sector in this digital era," said Nicole Chan, Chairperson of AADT and former chairperson of the National Communications Commission.
Frontier is a first-of-its-kind - accessible to all - digital fabric platform, utilizing AI to unleash productivity from offline to online in the most efficient way possible. In essence, Frontier is the gateway to the digital textile universe - for brands, designers, and the supply chain.
"Digital textile processes predominantly take place in APAC. In the pursuit of faster and cheaper shipments, brands must not just sacrifice the cost of the supply chain but use digital power to improve the textile industry. Production capacity and wisdom will allow textile practitioners to have a higher output value to enhance their lives. In addition, it will enable consumers to buy affordable, well-fitting, and low-carbon clothing." said Victor Chao, CEO of Frontier.cool.
At the 2021 World Digital Textile Forum - held online - AADT and co-organizer Frontier will be joined by industry figureheads from WhichPLM, Virtuality Fashion, AADT, Browzwear, SO REAL Digital Twins, Frontier.cool, The Interline, Vizoo GmbH, Hanin, Six Atomic Pte. Ltd., Amazon Global Selling Taiwan, and DIGITIMES Asia.
The event is scheduled to start on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00 am (GMT) and will run until Friday, November 19. Registration is free for a limited time. Click here to register.
AADT and Frontier to host World Digital Textile Forum 2021, which is scheduled to start on Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00 am.