Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials: fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—has announced the release of DiaminoFashion V6R2, the latest version of its marker-making solution. This new release expands the scope of its automated marker-making capability, producing better results and bigger savings in the cutting room.
Fashion companies and apparel manufacturers today are operating in a marketplace that has been transformed by fast fashion, moving at a pace that makes it difficult to remain both profitable and competitive. “The industry norm has moved from two big collections a year to a steady stream of low-quantity orders in a variety of styles, sizes and colours. This complexity has put enormous pressure on businesses, who need to find new ways to improve productivity and cut costs,” says Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing Officer, Lectra, adding, “Because fabric makes up such a large portion of clothing’s cost price, an efficient marker-making process that optimizes material usage can be a real competitive advantage.”
Part of Lectra’s fashion and apparel offer, DiaminoFashion helps streamline the development process and keep production costs down without sacrificing product quality, forming an integral part of a lean process from product development to cutting room. With DiaminoFashion, companies can plan strategically to ensure they get the most out of every last inch of fabric—sometimes before even a single physical prototype is created. This latest version brings manufacturers one step closer to fully automated marker making with new added controls that make it possible to take fabric flaws and quality issues into account automatically.