FESPA & Sportswear Pro 2020
Michael Ryan about Sportswear Pro 2020
Sportswear Pro is launched this year. It is focused primarily on sportswear design, production and decoration and the latest technologies in these areas will be highlighted. We spoke to Michael Ryan, Event Manager of Sportswear Pro, about the launch of this brand new event, the exhibitors, visitors and trends.
‘There are some incredible technologies and materials that are revolutionising how sportswear is made, but there is no event dedicated to sportswear manufacturing that recognises the growth of sportswear and future trends within the industry’, says Michael Ryan. ‘We want to deliver an event that speaks directly to sportswear manufacturers by focusing primarily on sportswear design, production and decoration, while also highlighting the latest technologies in these areas’, he adds.
Visitors and exhibitors
Sportswear designers and manufacturers will be informed about and inspired by the opportunities enabled by the latest garment print technologies and material innovations. Exhibitors fall into many categories. Alongside exhibitors in the core areas design (CAD/CAM and 3D body scanning), production (CMT [‘cut, make and trim’], bonding and knitting) and decoration (printing, engraving, embroidery and laser appliqué systems), developers of accessories, smart textiles and printed electronics will be present.
The show will be visited by business decisionmakers in sportswear manufacturing who are looking for technological innovations to streamline production processes, reduce inventory and waste and enable on-demand and just-in-time production in response to shortening fashion cycles.
Sportswear Pro will add an extra dimension for visitors with an interest in garment printing, decoration and sportswear production. They will be shown new business opportunities and will gain an overview of innovative production processes specific to this segment.
In sportswear manufacturing like in other industries, customers expect their purchased items to be personalised and delivered within 24 hours. More businesses will need to be able to offer on-demand production and mass customisation as part of their services. Social media are also influencing trends and are having a knock-on impact on production. Additionally, sportswear production is affected by increased expectations regarding sustainability as well as ethical production and business practices. This has led to a growing number of global manufacturers re-evaluating the materials and practices they employ.
For more information on Sportswear Pro please visit: stitchprint.eu
Stitch & Print International appears four times a year. In addition free digital EMagazines and newsletters are published. The trade journal is written for professional embroiderers, textile printers (screen printers and digital printers) and garment decorators.
Stitch & Print International appears four times a year in print. In addition free digital EMagazines and newsletters are published.
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