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Mass customisation of flat knitted fashion products: simulation of the co-design process
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Knit on Demand)
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Knit on Demand)
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Knit on Demand)
2011 (English)In: Autex Research Journal, Vol. 11, no 1, 6-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

In 1995, the Japanese manufacturer Shima Seiki introduced the first complete garment knitting machine capable of producing a ready-made flat knitted article under the trade name WholeGarment. Recently, the company also developed a co-design software tool, Ordermade WholeGarment®, for the customisation of knitted fashion garments. Factory Boutique Shima, their retail shop for on-demand production of customised knitted garments, makes it possible for clients to modify a knitted garment according to personal taste in style, colour, pattern and size. This study examines how such a process streamlines the interaction between customer and shop personnel, while expediting the programming of the knitting machine. In comparing the manual co-design process with the Ordermade WholeGarment® system, we used a computer simulation to analyse the efficiency and lead times of each concept. The case study method was employed with an inductive approach based on company visits and interviews.

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Autex , 2011. Vol. 11, no 1, 6-13 p.
Keyword [en]
knitting technology, mass customisation, co-design, complete garment, simulation, fashion design, Textiles, Knitting technology, Mass customisation
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Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1603Local ID: 2320/12594OAI: diva2:869672
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2016-03-15

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