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Sustainable benefits with digital design route

Sustainable benefits with digital design route.

9th July 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  New York


New York headquartered interlinings leader Chargeurs PCC is making its portfolio available in the Clo-Set Connect virtual open marketplace, with Hugo Boss designers already adopting the system.

Clo-Set Connect provides designers with comprehensive 3D rendering and pattern-making capabilities, reducing the need to create and ship physical samples, preventing material waste and significantly shortening product development cycles and time to market.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed how crucial end-to-end supply chain digitization is, not only to create a more sustainable fashion industry, but to ensure business continuity amid disruptions,” said Audrey Petit, managing director of Chargeurs PCC Fashion Technologies. “Clo has long been a market leader in 3D design technology and we’re pleased to make some of our most popular products available to all designers via its marketplace. This partnership makes the design process more efficient and sustainable, ensuring apparel companies can easily add our products to their digital creations that detail exactly how fabrics will drape and fit – dramatically reducing the need for physical sampling.”

“Our Clo-Set Connect is the first global community for fashion creators that combines a marketplace, portfolio management tools and networking solutions,” said Simon Kim, CEO of Clo. “As the first interlinings company to offer its catalogue of digital assets on our marketplace, Chargeurs is driving sustainable innovation.”

“It’s very progressive for the creative departments at Hugo Boss to have access to Chargeurs PCC’s digital inner component products through the Clo-Set platform,” added Tobias Kalthoff, head of materials at Hugo Boss.

In addition, Chargeurs has created The Fusion Line digital showroom,which links directly to Clo’s marketplace, giving designers a quick and easy route to the products they need. Designed by the MET Studio, the virtual showroom offers an immersive digital experience for customers and features a gallery of products from the Fusion Line of performance materials for multiple fashion, apparel and accessories categories.

“Many of our large clients are seeing great success with digital environments,” said Alexander McCuaig, managing director of MET Studio. “We’ve now created a seamless way for designers to explore products in the virtual showroom and then immediately incorporate them into their designs.”

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