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Industry 4.0: The Manufacturing Challenge

Digital, Online First

Introduction Industry 4.0 is the latest stage in the evolution of global manufacturing where digital technologies are being used to respond to changes in consumer demand driven by our ‘on-line’ society. Customers are increasingly demanding new and more customised products…

Methodologies and Tools for Chemicals Management

Transparent, Vol. 3, Issue 1

The use of chemicals is one of the key factors in the sustainability and has a particular relevance in the textile and clothing sector, due not only to the legislation related with chemicals used (specially REACH, CLP and BPR Regulations) but also to clients RSL (restricted substance list) and campaigns from non-governmental organizations, such as the Detox campaign and ZDHC programme.

Please cite this article as: Besnik Mehmeti (2018): Methodologies and Tools for Chemicals Management, In: _zine, Vol. 3, Issue 1, online at: https://zine.tcbl.eu/methodologies-and-tools-for-chemicals-management/

The Business Case for Short Runs

Human, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Short run production can allow for local sourcing closer to market needs but also presents a number of challenges that can be addressed through TCBL. Short production runs for textiles and clothing materials can be divided into segments, e.g. Short…

Portrait: Belee Milano

Human, Vol. 2, Issue 1

Belee Milano is an Italian knitwear supplier. We believe their remarkable expertise in knitwear production deserves a proper introduction. Belee Milano is a 100% Italy based supplier that provides a full range of services, starting from support in yarn choice…

Next Generation Wearables – Open Call

Digital

WEAR Sustain is organising two Europe-wide competitions in April 2017 and October 2017, to develop what could or should be considered Next Generation Wearables and smart textiles that are critical-ethical-aesthetic. The program is seeking applications from teams in art or design…

Science and Fashion Design

Circular, Online First

Technology related to yarn and fabric production and related to sewing is constantly improving. The textile and clothing sector benefits a lot from research in many disciplines (from chemistry to computer science and biology), but often in a not entirely…

Circular economy

Circular, Vol. 1, Issue 1

The Circular Economy model ‘closes the loop’ of industrial supply chains to reintegrate energy and waste by-products into the economic cycle. It thus places the spotlight on the potential of re-use, recycling, and renewable energy sources as part of the…

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