Here are 8 startups from this year's from PI Apparel, an event designed to explore the challenges and technologies disrupting the fashion, apparel and footwear industries.
On October 11 ShareCloth CEO will join the On-Demand Manufacturing, Customization & Made-to-Order panel discussion that will be held as part of Pi Apparel Milano
One of the world’s leading events devoted to fashion industry innovations is once again bringing together forward-looking professionals from all over Europe.
The forum’s business program is sure to be packed with interesting topics. One of the trends that’s going to be presented to the participants will be the on-demand manufacturing model.
Our CEO Sergey Moliavko will be one of the speakers of this panel discussion.
We have put together the key questions that are often raised when speaking about on-demand (made-to-order) model to show that the discussion will be definitely worth listening to.
How come “on-demand” and “made-to-order” are quickly becoming household names?
Because more and more people realize that the flashy and glamorous fast fashion advertising hides millions of units of unsold apparel that are practically impossible to recycle safely.
Consumers start asking themselves a question: “Why does the brand produce so much if it’s not sure it will sell all these clothes?” This line of reasoning leads them to think about sustainable consumption and to believe in the potential of the on-demand model.
What is the potential of the on-demand model?
In addition to the issue of sustainability and possibility to reduce the unsold inventory of new apparel by an order of magnitude (today the industry produces billions of clothing items a year), the potential of this model lies in the value that the fashion brand can offer to its customers. We are talking about such things as mass customization and rejection of standard sizes that too often prove to badly fit all kinds of figures. In addition to the customers’ loyalty, the on-demand businesses acquire unbelievable flexibility when it comes to reacting to fashion trends and the needs of the audience.
If that’s all true, why hasn’t the market fully switched to on-demand apparel already?
The point of discussion is to change the paradigm and mentality of the fashion business owners. The last 100 years that the global fashion business has been growing have created a model that encourages overproduction. The shift that’s required of the large fashion companies raises concerns among the top management even though many brands, including Amazon, are already learning to apply the on-demand model to their operations.
We’ll be happy to see you and to hear you ask questions and partake in the discussion!
About the event
PI Apparel brings together the fashion, apparel and footwear industry to discuss the challenges and technologies disrupting the industry.
More info & Schedule : http://events.pi.tv/2018/apparel_eu/
4 years old company based in NYC, U.S.
Earlier this year ShareCloth introduced a cloud-based complex solution for apparel on-demand retail and manufacturing.
After the successful live cases and following the industry support ShareCloth started the solutions sales.