Sowtex Network Pvt. Ltd., an online platform for fashion, apparel and accessories has entered into collaboration with U.S.-based Tukatech Inc., a fashion technology solution firm, to provide 3D technology-based integrated solutions for textile buyers, designers, manufacturers and suppliers in Asia.
“Through this collaboration, we aim to reduce the sampling turnaround time for designers and manufacturers from three weeks to three hours,” said Sonil Jain, founder and CEO, Sowtex Network.
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
He further added, “With a sophisticated cloud-based solution, the development cost for apparel manufacturers will reduce from an average $5,000 to $49 only a month.”
“Our motive is to balance the units produced and the cost of development of designs. We intend to make garments specific to each individual and the challenge we faced earlier could be mitigated with this collaboration,” said Ram Sareen, founder and CEO, Tukatech Inc.
Sowtex also announced the unveiling of Sowtex Design Lab which will provide ready access to buyers and manufacturers to a large collection of high-resolution images of fabrics and trims along with specifications, ready inventory and prices.
“The lab will have over 30,000 swatches from global fabric mills and textile manufacturers. This combined with Tukatech’s 3-D visualizer will bring speed for the rapidly changing fashion industry,” said Jain.
Sowtex’s material catalog provides textile suppliers access to thousands of online trims and fabrics and a wide array of pantone colors 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.