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Thursday, January 24, 2019

SOURCING at MAGIC February 2019

Feb 2019 Show Happenings - What to expect at next months trade show event.

#1) WHY THE FOCUS ON Smart Design / Advanced Manufacturing?

The is the fourth industrial revolution is here! Smart design and advanced manufacturing are changing the game – making businesses more flexible, more collaborative, and lean. These areas are evolving at record speed and creating a wave of new efficiencies that are forcing the industry to listen and shift. Topics include:
Smart Design
o   Make design changes in real time digitally
o   Digital rendering of design in 3-D
o   3D to 2D digital pattern rendering
o   Smart color management “rip “system
o   Create and manage a virtual inventory

Advanced Manufacturing
o   Precision cutting of textile materials
o   Working with advanced materials
o   Digital “direct to garment” printing (cotton and synthetics)
o   Sublimation printing
The goal is to increase speed to the market and efficient on demand production to lower inventory and to get to a place where virtual inventory will be the new norm. Virtual inventory will minimize waste - no overproduction that ends up at a land field - creating a tool for you to better control your supply chain and merchandiser and speed to the market and efficiency.
That's why this February, SOURCING AT MAGIC will connect you to new technology solutions that can lower inventories and increase speed to market in your business.
EXPERIENCE design software, trend + color innovations and new machinery within the show's newly launched smart-tech area. 
LEARN from c-level professionals and thought leaders from Huston TextilesKali MadeVidalia DenimVolcom + more in the complimentary MAGIC seminar series.
SOURCING at MAGIC will let you experience the technology that will move your business into the future and experience a live demo of “Advanced Manufacturing” machinery and equipment set up on our show floor.  There will be 15,000-20,000 dedicated square ft of floor space.  SOURCING at MAGIC will showcase the machinery, and software to run and efficient micro-factory. Presenting Exhibitors: Tukatech * Mutoh * Royal Exclusive Cutting & Sewing Machines.

 Within our Demo, Micro-Factory Steps Include: 
1. Body scanner (Tukatech) - Scan your fit model using the Styku Body Scanner. Hundreds of measurements can be extracted from a body scan which can then be used to create a 3D avatar that is an exact replica of your fit model.

2. Cad System creating the style to a 3D format (Tukatech) - TUKA3D's accurate virtual fit sessions with animation allow the user to bypass physical sample making, dramatically reducing the time and cost associated with product development.

3. Software to manage files that will take the images in the Cad system and convert them to patterns and markers and is sent to the printer. (Tukatech) - Tukatech's 3D apparel design software eliminates the need for trial and error in physical sample creation, ensuring that any design fits right the first time.

4. Direct to Fabric Digital Printer (Mutoh) - this solution eliminates the need to have conventional equipment for manufacturing purposes. This sustainable, clean printing solution is housed in a compact space.

5. Heat press for post treatment of printing (provided by Mutoh)

6. Automatic laser cutter guided by camera technology (Tukatech) - Accelerate sewn-goods manufacturing with eco-friendly and agile automatic fabric cutting machines. Precisely cut an expansive variety of materials up to 8 cm compressed with a vacuum seal, including knits, wovens, and industrial fabrics. Input marker cut data via USB or through the CAD system network for added flexibility.

7. Sewing stations (provided by Royal Exclusive Cutting & Sewing Machines)
#3) FOCUSED SEMINARS: Smart Design / Advanced Manufacturing
Monday, February 4th | 1:30-2:30 PM | Las Vegas Convention Center, S229
Today’s world of design centers on new tools of the trade and good old creativity.  Sketching is no longer all that you need to create a product. However, combine those skills with new technologies and become a design star. Today’s panel includes industry designers as well as “masters of the new technologies” who will share their insights and help you along a successful path.
MODERATOR: Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit
SPEAKERS: Stefano Aldighieri, President, Another Design Studio 2.0, Jennifer Lynn Peterson, Designer, SILVER JEANS, Ram Sareen, Head Coach-Founder, TUKATECH

Tues, Feb 5 - 11:00AM
A look on how fashion might be designed, produced and acquired by the customer. Future advances in manufacturing, materials, retail strategies, and supply chain. 

SPEAKERS: Peter Kilduff Ph.D. Professor, Apparel Merchandising & Management Cal Poly Pomona, Ram Sareen: Head Coach-Founder, Tukatech

New fabrics, Integrated technology and the rise of the micro-factory

SPEAKERS: Peter Kilduff Ph.D. Professor, Apparel Merchandising & Management Cal Poly Pomona, Ram Sareen: Head Coach-Founder, Tukatech,


The $2.5 trillion worldwide fashion industry creates jobs and prosperity across the globe, but also leaves a damaging footprint on our environment, and in too many instances, exposes workers to unfair and unsafe settings.
  •  The World Bank’s Connect4Climate and Vulcan Productions partnered with Denmark-based MANND to produce X-Ray Fashion, a fully-immersive virtual reality experience which sheds light on some of the darker corners of fashion industry - and what we can do to fix it.
  •  Directed by the renowned fashion photographer and filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini, X-Ray Fashion had its world premiere at the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival- Mostra del Cinema di Venezia – Biennale Cinema.
  • The project was the winner of the Uniting4Climate global VR pitch competition. Visit www.xrayfashionvr.com to learn more.
Fashion Snoops Trend installation

This Fashion Snoops Trend installation will feature fresh trends, colors, and new looks for 2019. With 4 concept spaces, featuring different scents, colors and materials for 2019, this all-new space designed by the talented Irene Berthezene will be next to the Resource center will be a “must see” installation.

Vintage Archives: MORPHEW /paradox

Featuring trends, colors fabrics and vintage pieces from some of the very best designers. Be inspired and check out some of the most iconic apparel to date.

AZTEX Denim Trend Display

In the denim section; come and see some of the newest denim selection, latest trends and cutting edge technologies the industry has to offer.

Pantone Lounge 

Pantone will host this lounge featuring a plethora of colors including Pantone’s Color of the year Living Coral (16-1546) stop by and see all new color selections for 2019.

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