Emily Roosen is Head of Transformation at STITCH and gives Fashion Made some fantastic insight to what digital transformation looks like in such a large and diverse organisation.
This week's show features Senior Director of Tecnical Design, Nidhi Puri, as we discuss who should lead digital transformation and how they should do it. Not just from an internal standpoint but how you do this with your suppliers as well. The importance of people in this whole journey is not to be understated and Nidhi reminds us that things must change in the wider fashion industry for it to succeed in the future.
As we all know, fit has become one of the critical components in the fashion industry's roadmap to success. We are slowly making our exit from the regionally varied homogenous sizes that we've all come to know and hate, which can only be a good thing. What can technology and changing consumer behaviours do to push the FIT opportunity forward? We talk to Whitney Cathcart, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at 3DLOOK, to find out.
This week we are joined by Kurt Cavano, CEO at Nimbly, to talk about the rise of on-demand manufacturing and how Kurt sees this playing out over the coming years as brands and partners move to become smarter, more cohesive units that blend on-demand and localised services with production en masse that happens further abroad to achieve a far greater proposition for the consumer.
Director of Innovation at Deckers Brands, Chris Hillyer, joins us to catch up on where the fashion world is right now with regards to digital materials. Are more companies adopting this technology as a serious path to a quicker and more efficient product development process? What are the limitations? Do those limitations even need to be overcome for this to make business sense? Chris provides answers to all these questions and more.
We kick off season 3 with a conversation alongside Danit Peleg, a 3D Printed Fashion Designer whose work is gaining great notoriety in this burgeoning industry. During the chat we talk about what kind of materials are available and the differences between them, how machinery plays a big part, how this might affect consumer behaviour and the huge benefits this will mean for our mission to be more sustainable.
Founder of FashNerd and prominent fixture at UK fashion technology events, Muchaneta Kapfunde has witnessed the rapid increase in companies using software and hardware to gain a competitive edge and become more sustainable. In this week's episode, we discuss what will happen over the coming months and years to enable more sustainable business models and keep the consumer happy.
The skills deficit is perhaps one of the biggest problems facing the industry today and will require a unique partnership between brands, manufacturers, academics and technology providers to overcome. Paola Bertola joins us from Politecnico di Milano to shed some light on the research they have done in this area to foster and deliver the appropriate skill set needed to operate within a digitally transformed fashion industry.
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