R & D Technology
The fiber and textile production and the manufacture of clothing lead to the industrialization in the developing world. The technology made the machines to be ease and speed and process technology to new modes of clothing production based on the systems cost and productivity. The application of these new technologies made a profound social impact not only on the employees but also the location of those employees in clothing production. The skills, management and training need of the organizations are also affected. The technology such as CAD, CAM, manufacturing management and information technology systems facilitate many changes in the womens fashion and textile industry. By improving the labor productivity and reducing overall manufacturing costs, the clothing industry perceived the need of industrialized countries.
The technological changes promote the automation of clothing production. In sewing machine industry, technology provides a flexible method of adapting to changing styles, fabrics and sizes. Some important results are emerged as the development in fabric evaluation. But still there are major obstacles present in the automation of the stitching fabrics. The search for improved competitiveness increases the raise of new methods in designing, quick response, quality and service and provide greater flexibility by motivation the employees.
Apart from the cost and greater accessibility, there is an overall impact on the clothing technology strengthens the competitiveness of larger companies at the expense of small and medium scale firms. New technologies brought the significant change and enhanced economies of salesin clothing manufacture and organization. Design, cutting and marker making can be handled with the use of the most modern equipment. In case of woolen goods, cutting can be integrated directly into the fabric quality control process. Sewing and related operations are framed into small units known as satellite units wherever the availability and cost of labor are more favorable.
Market drivers of clothing industry technology include the greater importance on the design, innovative fabrics, quick response, quality and flexibility. Retailing is more concentrated in the global fashion market. Mass merchandisers extend their involvement and relationships with supplier’s right back to fabric, fibers and yarns. The trading house system binds the number of stages of textile and clothing manufacturing together with retailing. Such companies use electronic data interchange as a core technology for building and managing their supply chains. The requirement for qualities such as sizing and fit, coloration, patterning establishes the interest in new fabric and garment styles.