A Multiple Choice System for Designing Knitted Fashion Garments
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
During the last 20 years there has been a dramatic technical development in the production of
flat knitted fashion garments. This has made it possible to rationalize design and production
of knitted products in a way that it’s possible to make a knitted garment ready made directly
in the knitting machine, with a minimum of after coming processes. Starting point is a
business model with the knitting machines located in the store. The customer takes an active
part in the design process and garments are customized to fulfill actual demand. The objective
of this paper is to develop a model for a “multiple choice” design system. The objective is
also to combine the complete garment knitting technology with the area of mass
customization and show how this could be implemented in the business of fashion products.
The result is an overview of the area of mass customization, complete garment knitting
technology and the Knit On Demand business concept. A multiple-choice system where the
customer selects style, pattern, size, color and other features of the garment in order to
customize the product is presented. Methodology for this paper is an inductive approach
based on a literature survey and research project at the University College of Borås.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
knit on demand
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5800Local ID: 2320/3043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-5800DiVA: diva2:886481
PLAN Research and Applied Logistics Conference, University of Jönköping, Sweden.