Traditional models of product development rely on old (physical) ways of working, actioning fabric yardage, and shipping samples from country to country. 3D sampling in the fashion and apparel industry allows brands to visualize their products with different silhouettes, proportions, design details, and colors.
All the leading brands are moving towards digital sampling for saving time, and money and capture their customers. Though they are in a trial and error phase, their inclination towards digital sampling indicates the inexorable future to come for purchasing.
According to McKinsey reports, Digital Technologies, Sustainability & Consumer Engagement are the biggest opportunities in 2022.
Bureau 555 exists to make digital technologies accessible throughout the supply chain for brands and manufacturers working towards a more sustainable and resilient future.
Recently Textile Focus conversed with Gabrielle Shiner-Hill and Nusrat Mahmud, Founders of BUREAU 555 on how 3D digitization helps brands and manufacturers Reduce costs, minimise lead times, and conserve resources.
While collaborating on design projects at the height of the pandemic in 2021 we realised that there was a pressing need for fast and inclusive digital product development services in the apparel industry.
As female founders continually inspired by women who make up the backbone of the apparel industry, we are committed to upskilling the supply chain so the fashion ecosystem can move towards a more sustainable future.
BUREAU 555 provides, Material digitization, 3D Sampling, Pattern and block library conversion, and Digital transformation consulting.
Their services enable customers across the supply chain to create 3D garments by utilising fast digital workflows, thereby helping them reduce lead times, costs and waste within a significantly short period of time.
According to a case study, the Environmental impact of a physical garment was 14.51 kg CO2 vs a digital garment of 0.54 kg CO2
→ Scan at source
→ Provide supply chain partners with the highest quality digital fabric files for use in 3D software compatible with CLO, Browzwear, Optitex, Vidiya.
→ Be responsive to fashion trends with instant fabric 3D visualisation enabling faster decision making.
→ Reduce dependency and associated costs on international couriers.
→ Significantly reduce your carbon footprint, as a digital garment creates 96% less CO2 emissions than a physical garment.*
→ Retain fabric scanning information to protect intellectual property rights. Bureau 555 does not upload your files to an on-line marketplace.
→ Easily search and access their digital archive on our cloud.
Bureau 555 has offices in London and Bangladesh. One of the largest textile mills, Hamid Fabrics is already using 3D in design & development.
We should acknowledge designers’ decisions, have the potential to determine the product’s environmental and economic costs in the preproduction, production, distribution and end-of-life stages. In digital apparel development, significant modifications and changes of direction can be done virtually, without producing any fabric and waste.
Source: Textile Focus