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This session will cover the growing trend of millennials wanting everything personalized and buying more and more online rather than in store. This session will address how companies are adopting personalization with digital print and how this has impacted their business.
Moderator: Katie Thompson, Supplier Quality Engineer, Vera Bradley
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Mike Scrutton | Director – Print Technology and Strategy of Adobe
In order to improve efficiency in the supply chain, we need to expand our vision to include the role of the designer. A number of technologies are available, from tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator through file exchange standards such as QTX, CxF and PDF. Come and hear how color standards can be introduced during the design process and see what Adobe is doing to connect the world of print design to the execution of print manufacturing.
Flint Davis | President of weaveup
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Jena Nesbitt | Product Strategy Director of Pine Crest Fabrics
Digital printing has impacted the ability of small manufacturers and direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands to develop trend right textile designs quickly and inexpensively through digital printing methods. At Pine Crest Fabrics, we assist our wholesale buyers by offering an extensive open library of designs that can be personalized and applied to a variety of base fabrics. We have seen digital printing help to reduce waste in the product development process and allow companies to make smart line-plan decisions through shorter lead times, allowing for quick sample making and concept testing on social media outlets.
This session will highlight emerging players, sustainability and how software and treatment of fabrics is changing digital print for textiles.
Moderator: Ken Bach, Business Development Manager, Aberdeen Fabrics
Traian Luca | Co-founder & CEO of Gemini CAD Systems
Eric Beyeler | Global Marketing Manager for Artistri® Digital Inks of DuPont Advanced Printing
Due to the intrinsic nature of garment & home furnishing fabric substrates, digital ink-jet printing of aqueous pigment based inks is faced with the challenges of balancing processing speed, color vibrancy, print durability while maintaining the desired fabric feel. The use of pre-treatments helps overcome these challenges but also introduces new dimensions including pretreatment composition, method of application, staining and hand feel impact. The presentation will show how with combining knowledge in chemistry and digital printing, one can optimize both the color, durability and hand feel of digitally printed fabrics.
Not knowing where to take your leftover textiles is a frustration point for many companies. Where can those extra textiles go to be reused or recycled? This session will address the several ways and options that companies have to get rid of their excess textiles without hurting the environment.
Moderator: David Brewer, Chief Technology Officer, Image Options
Jessica Schreiber | Founder & CEO of FABSCRAP
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Cyndi Rhoades | Founder of Worn Again
Efforts to reduce waste and shift towards a circular textiles industry are becoming more mainstream and target driven. More and more brands and retailers are committing to ambitious circularity goals, including sourcing of recycled materials and take back schemes. We’ll explore some of the current barriers and opportunities for new technologies and innovations to pave the way as well as what brands, supply chains, end of use collector/sorters and policy makers can do to accelerate the change.
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This panel will address some of the innovative products and processes that companies are doing to reduce the carbon footprint. The reduction of raw waste and energy can greatly help to reduce the carbon footprint across the textiles industry. The panelists will give insights into what their companies are doing to specifically reduce their own carbon footprint and how other companies can adopt innovative processes to do the same.
This session will address automation, design, technology advancements and more.
Liz Logue | VP Customer/Brand Engagement and Strategy, Inkjet of EFI, US
Scott Aitken | Managing Director of SPGPrints
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