Creative Apparel, a Stockport based clothing manufacturer, has ambitious plans to build a new state of the art factory combining renewable energy sources and full digitalisation where a central IT system drives and measures smart machinery, linking production through to its customers and supply chain.
Made Smarter is supporting data and systems integration to automate the process from receiving orders right through to production management and dispatch; and the development of a bespoke software which uses artificial intelligence (AI) tools to respond quicker and more effectively to fast fashion trends.
Creative Apparel’s ambition is to quadruple production capacity, increase productivity by 30%, and reduce waste by 20%.
Managing Director Phil Millar said: “The fast fashion industry suffers from a reputation as one of the most damaging to the environment due to the amount of waste generated during the production process and the throw-away nature of many of the products. We want to help address that by becoming a leader for change in the sector by putting sustainability at the heart of our production processes.
“By introducing digital technology and tools that reduce waste and consume less energy we want to prove that you can help save the planet and can save money.
“Accessing support from Made Smarter is helping us accelerate faster towards our vision.”