The show is scheduled for June 20-26 at Fira de Barcelona.
ITMA, the global exhibition of textile and garment technologies held every four years, has announced a special focus on automation in garment manufacturing for its 2019 show in Barcelona. Buzzing technologies include robotics, artificial intelligence, and more.
“The garment-making industry is labor-intensive and associated with low productivity. Things are set to change,” says Fritz Mayer, president of CEMATEX, the company that owns the ITMA show, in a release. “Manufacturers fast enough to ride the digital wave will find new opportunities and gain an edge over their competitors.”
“The digitization of the fashion industry means that suppliers will need to seamlessly integrate their design, material supply, and production of the finished products,” says A.E. Roberts, managing director of ITMA Services.
Show organizers expect the trend to take shape on the exhibition floor with technologies such as:
• Software and systems for product planning and more
• Equipment for product development
• Machinery for sewing, quilting, and linking
• Machinery and equipment for product finishing