Gerber's OnDemand Fashion Microfactory
Today’s consumers have style inspo at their fingertips, causing trends to change rapidly.
With an unpredictable future and growing demand for brands to be more ethical, inclusive and sustainable, many fashion companies are realizing that now is the time to digitally transform.
In order for fashion brands to become more sustainable, deliver products to market faster and provide the transparency and traceability that consumers want, they must utilize technology. With technology like 2D and 3D CAD, PLM, AI powered intelligence and IoT enabled digital cutters, fashion brands will be able to deliver products to market faster than ever before while decreasing errors, minimizing waste and improving the overall quality of the final garment.
Digital transformation will also help solve the overproduction problem that is a main cause of fashion’s large ecological footprint. Technology will enable OnDemand manufacturing which will make it easier for fashion companies to only produce what they need, eliminating excess stock. Additionally technology empowers local for local production, meaning manufacturers can produce exactly what’s needed where they are.
At the Gerber Technology Innovation Center in New York City, visitors can get a glimpse into the future of fashion and discover the latest technology that will help deliver exactly what consumers want. The Innovation Center features a complete microfactory experience where ideas can be brought to life in just a matter of hours. The connected solution features several of Gerber’s industry-leading solutions including 2D and 3D CAD, PLM, and digital cutting and spreading. The microfactory also features Kornit Digital’s Presto digital printer.