lgm'15 towards open textile and garment production
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Towards OpenTextile and Garment Production
Hong Phuc Dang, LGM15fashiontec.org
I am from Viet Nam
Lets make a digital Revolution for the Textile and Garment Industry?
The fashion industry has been slow to adapt to new technologies Hardware Software Production and distribution Material
What have we learned?
The Singer Machine, earliest model 1851
TEXTILE and GARMENTS just arent digital
Machinery stuck in the 80s:
manual labour is cheaper than tech upgrades.
Embroidery Dharavi, Mumbai, Ekabhishek CC Share Alike
Good digital tools don't exist yet Tools are expensive not interoperable, proprietary formats
Designers choose manufacturers based on tools (CAD software)
Where our clothes are produced?
Globalisation race to the bottom in consumer prices and prevailing of the worst working conditions - Here Nike Sweatshops in China and Vietnam
TEXTILE and GARMENTS just
arent local anymore
Marginal garment production in Europe and the US
Traditional Knowledge (tk) gone.
Clothes dont fit!
No standard sizes even within the EU but plain CHAOS.Women have issues to find the right clothes for their bust size. Mens shirts never seem to fit the arm length.
No room in the current large industry model for made-to-measure clothing in tools and design.
No way for customers to interact directly with individual designers.
No just-in-time production Must order large batch size
The Fashion Distribution System Need huge distribution
channels to handle huge production runs
Small & medium designers get no access to normal garment industry channels
No space for smaller designers in corporate stores
TEXTILE and GARMENTS just arentenvironmentally friendly.
What do we want to do?
To Solve the Challenges of the Industry by adapting new technologies: Free Open Source Tools (Software + Hardware) Open Data Formats Open Garment Marketplaces Environmentally Friendly Fabrics
To build a community around fashion and technology Connect all the existing projects around the world Create central network Bring developers, designers, clothes makers together Look into eco-fashion (academic research)
What is happeningin our fashiontec community?
Open Source Patternmaking
Tau Meta TauProcessingProject Valentina
Open Source Patternmaking Prototypes by Susan Spencer
Patternmaking Project ValentinaA Qt5 free software app available for Linux, Windows, MacDev: Roman Telezhinskybitbucket.org/dismine/valentina
3D Body Measurements Prototype Showcase: freelayers.orgFree Software - Code: github.com/fashiontec/
Body-Apps International Contributors
Prashant Kiran (India) Ayantha Randika (Sri Lanka)
Vishv Brahmbhatt (India)
Mario Behling (Germany)
Joerg Henning (Germany)
Open Formats - HDF Human Definition Format Container format, similar to ODF Structured data (XML) + binary
(images) MIME: application/vnd.org.
Open Source Knitting
Open Knit: Gerard RubioVideo: vimeo.com/90035643 Hardware: github.com/g3rard/OpenKnitKnitic Software: Mar Canet github.com/mcanet/knitic
Open Source Knitting Video: vimeo.com/90035643
Live Demo: Christian and Andz (Munich) | ayab-knitting.com
Circular Knitic by Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet
EmbroidermodderCreate your own embroidery designs in the CAD program.Then generate embroidery files for home or commercial machines.github.com/Embroidermodder/
Josh Varga Jonathan Greig
Open Source Embroidery
 www.openbuilds.com/builds/embroidery-machine-with-xy-belt-and-pinion-drive.691/ hackaday.com/2014/06/10/diy-embroidery-machine-sews-your-name-in-your-undies/ youtu.be/u6JFxtSsWpw
Gisela Schulz, Knitting Enthusiast for 40 years
What are the next steps: We needmore machines to hack and liberate fashiontec maker spaces software developers & designersmore cool projectscompanies that support usmakers to start their own businesses and Open Fashion Stores
Join our movement towards Open Textile and Garment Production - How can you help? Hacking machines - sewing, stitching,
crocheting, embroidery machines 3D printing experts to build our own
machines Join our OpenXLab network of makers Your idea
Addi Knitting Machine
Where to meet #FashionTec in 2015/16
OpenTechSummit, Berlin, May 14 (Open Hardware Track)
MeshCon FashionTec Week, Berlin, Oct. 6-12
FOSDEM, Brussels, Jan/Feb 2016 (Room Internet of Things)
FOSSASIA, 16-18 March 2016 (Open Hardware Track)
Libre Graphics Meeting, London, 2016
Thank youHong Phuc Dang