I’m thrilled to announce that our team at Clothing Tech has officially released version 1.0 of our unique, 3D CAD tool – The Garment Digital Twin. The GDT is the only true 3D solution that allows the user to edit and design directly in 3D. Our proprietary technology reads existing block patterns and tech packs, converting them into a Garment Digital Twin on seconds. Turn your existing blocks into new 3D designs that can be quickly and easily edited, shared, and exported. Our solution will export the pattern and export a tech pack reflecting the new 3D design.
The GDT is a perfect addition to existing workflows, increasing efficiency, saving time, money and delivering tangible ROI. I’ve been creating technology for the automobile and other non-apparel industries for 40 years. When I looked at the fashion industry 5 years ago, I believed our technology and approach to 3D CAD would accelerate the design and development process. The GDT includes all of the common export capabilities – DXF, AAMA, ASTM, FBX files – enabling our technology to be used cooperatively with other 3D systems and processes. The team used our expertise in technology to build something truly special for the fashion industry. We focused on the users. We know that most fashion designers are very creative and adopting technology can be hard, so we worked really hard to make the tool easy to use. You can literally change a garment type – from a t-shirt to a polo shirt – in minutes with a few clicks of the mouse, without having any pattern making skills. We do the pattern making for you. The Garment Digital Twin is in a league of its own in the fashion industry. Its exclusive automated features include:• 3D Block Creation • Automatic Sewing and Piece Placement, eliminating the time-consuming process of stitching pattern pieces and placing them on the avatar. • Parametric Grading is unique to the GDT. We use the parameters of the avatars to automatically grade patterns to use avatar size sets to grade patterns more accurately than the standard method used today.
Our fashion design tool allows the user to design and iterate in 3D independent of the pattern; the GDT makes the pattern for you. Our library of User-Defined Finishes (UDF) Library allows you to store reusable finishes such as collars, cuffs, inset pockets, collars, and more that are unique to your brand. You can access and place these finishes on your garment in minutes.
Our 3D CAD workspace includes other key features such as: • Fabric Library with close to 100 fabrics tested and ready to use • Avatar library • Trim Library • Tension map • Animation
The Garment Digital Twin V1.0 is available to purchase and adopt. Contact us to download your free trial and see firsthand, how the GDT will revolutionize the fashion industry.
I landed on the fashion world because I realized that, as an industry, they were substantially more antiquated than I realized. Companies already in the space were also much farther behind in creating solutions. I mean, everyone needs clothes, so why is the process so labor intensive and slow? Once I really delved into the fashion industry, I realized the challenges were even deeper than I thought.
For an industry that thrives on speed-to-market, they were wasting copious amounts of time. On top of that, hundreds of billions of dollars were being wasted in the form of returned or discounted merchandise because the fit was wrong or by the time a garment made it to stores, it was out of season. That’s when I thought – 3D modeling can work for fashion just like it works for car and TV manufacturers. We can substantially change the timeline for designers, save them money, and prevent waste in our landfills.
That’s when the Digital Garment Twin was born. It’s a one-of-a-kind piece of software in the fashion world because it’s fully automated – meaning, we simplify the process from design to production inside our 3D workspace.
No longer do you need to create patterns and complicated tech packs. Clothing Tech’s Digital Garment Twin can do it all, so designers can focus on being creative. They can input their design and basic information like garment and fabric types into our software and then with a few simple clicks of a mouse, they can adjust the hemline and add in custom finishes.
Our 3D rendering system allows you to try garments on multiple sizes of models in real time and see how the fabric fits on each one. This realistic 3D sampling is one of the main game changers – you don’t have to send off for a physical sample, wait 6 weeks, make adjustments, create a new pattern, send off for another sample, wait 6 more weeks. Wash, rinse, repeat until you get the fit you want on one sample size.
You can do all of this in just minutes! You can save months of time and thousands of dollars just in sampling. All you need is the Digital Garment Twin.
It will revolutionize your process.
After selling this company to Hexagon AB (https://hexagon.com/), he spent 15 years as a VP for Business Development of Software working on developing a variety of new internal startups. His passion is to look for large scale problems to solve and craft software centric solutions. He became interested in the garment industry in 2017 and after studying the industry for a couple of years, together with Hexagon, created Clothing Tech LLC in 2019.
Clothing Tech was founded to work on two large scale problems. 1) To dramatically shorten the time it takes to design and validate the design of a new garment. 2) Significantly reduce the return rate for garments ordered via e-commerce.
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