New “Digi-hubs” offer digital upskilling to garment design and technical professionals in key regions hard hit by the pandemic
New York, NY – September 28, 2021
Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry, and featuring LIMITED, the product innovation arm of global sourcing services provider Otto International, today announced the opening of 3D product development sharing and training centers in Dongguan, China and Dhaka, Bangladesh. The facilities, called Digi-hubs, will provide invaluable upskilling and peer-to-peer sharing to the garment industry in both manufacturing-heavy regions.
The Digi-hubs enable employees of manufacturers and suppliers as well as individual designers, pattern-makers, technical designers and others to become proficient in the latest 3D technology and its application to product design and development.
Throughout the program, attendees will gain hands-on experience working with Browzwear’s VStitcher, a leading 3D platform used throughout the industry. In addition to building 3D prototyping skills, the hubs will also feature fabric digitization that includes Browzwear’s Fabric Analyzer and Vizoo’s scanning system, which translate the physical properties and textures of textiles, respectively, enabling true-to-life 3D simulation and rendering.
The objective of the hubs is to accelerate large-scale digital transformation in the industry, which will, in turn, create efficiencies, reduce waste and increase sustainability.
“The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light many of the inequities in the global apparel supply chain while showcasing the importance of digital transformation for the entire industry,” said Sharon Lim, Co-Founder & CEO of Browzwear. “We are incredibly proud to be part of the solution that empowers both businesses and professionals, particularly in regions where the inequities have had an outsized impact.”
“As technology continues to disrupt the apparel industry, it’s imperative we build a system with equal opportunity for all to succeed,” said Katharina Bobrowski, General Manager of featuring LIMITED. ”With the launch of these Digi-hubs, we are arming some of the world’s largest centers for garment manufacturing with tools and training so they, too, can leverage 3D innovation to achieve their business goals and keep up with the market’s evolving demands.”
For those who are interested in visiting one of the Digi-Hubs and are looking to propel their 3D apparel journey, registrations are now open: https://www.featuring.ltd/the-hub/