Tukatech, a global leader in providing fashion tech solutions, and FABFAD, Los Angeles’ leading digital printing and full service communal microfactory, unveiled their latest collaboration recently.
The two companies have connected TUKA3D Designer Edition (DE) to over 100,000 unique fabric prints designed and sourced by FABFAD.
The collaboration now allows fashion designers an easy visualisation of FABFAD’s proprietary print library in order to develop 3D ‘look samples’ using TUKA3D Designer Edition within minutes.
Once the users have created their digital 3D look or collection and are ready to proceed, they can order sample or production yardage directly from FABFAD.
“What used to take few months to develop and produce, we can now do in just a few days or even the same day,” said Sean Saberi, CEO of FABFAD.
Users can use Tukatech’s library of ready-made 3D garments, or find the model they want to design for, then shop styles made to fit that model. FABFAD’s high-quality images represent physical materials, so that after approval designers can order the same and achieve the exact same look in real life production.
“The process allows for designers to visualise their new styles and concepts in 3D and with the assurance of those actual fabrics and prints being available to them at any quantity they wish.” commented Chris Walia, Chief Operating Officer at Tukatech.
It’s worth noting here that, in July this year, Tukatech announced another partnership with Sowtex – a B2B textile marketplace. This was the first 100 per cent digital connection for design and development by connecting TUKA3D DE users to over 10,000 plus textile manufacturers, reducing sampling turnaround time from weeks to hours.
FABFAD is also a Tukatech Communal Microfactory providing complete design, development and manufacturing space for rent. Rental offerings include, workspace, meeting rooms, 2D and 3D CAD systems, sample making and cut and sew to finished product.
Commenting on the collaboration, Ram Sareen, Founder and CEO, Tukatech, asserted, “Tukatech has redefined the entire digital design and development process. With the collaborative efforts with Sean Saberi and the FABFAD team, we are allowing designers to visualise virtually in real-time, with real fabrics and prints, create digital samples and give them direct access to the supplier, FABFAD. This is what you call quick, inexpensive and sustainable!”