Fashion-Enter is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which strives to be a center of excellence for sampling, grading, production, and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textile industry. The pressure for sustainable and on-demand production is growing rapidly within the fashion industry. Whether it is fast fashion or sportswear, digitization and automation are the paths to the future in apparel manufacturing, with single-ply cutting providing the solution to changing demands across the textile industry. In an increasingly digital production environment, order sizes are smaller, order cycles shorter, and the degree of customization keeps increasing. Lot size 1, fast fashion, and mass customization are among the hottest trends. High-performance digital cutting systems from Zünd, combined with highly advanced, yet intuitive software, enable fully automated digital cutting with minimal manual intervention.
The Zund UK and Fashion-Enter partnership will showcase a sustainable micro-factory concept in the UK that uses the latest technology and advanced workflow processes. Dean Ashworth, Sales and Marketing Director at Zund UK said “The project is aimed at brands and retailers; we want to demonstrate to them how they can create a sustainable manufacturing facility in the UK. We believe onshoring apparel manufacturing will support the growing trend for made-to-order and ethical production. Furthermore, technology and production strategies are developing to deliver the capabilities needed to reshape the fashion industry. Zünd single-ply cutters are setting new standards in speed, efficiency, and accuracy. The Zünd D3 cutter delivers ultimate performance and productivity with two cutting beams operating simultaneously with sophisticated nesting algorithms increasing material yield and helping to keep production costs low.”