Today every industry is moving faster. Facing the booming Fast Fashion, the textile industry in Taiwan has to keep up the pace, considering how to introduce products in a timely manner so as to adapt to the new trend.
However, speaking of the business model of the traditional textile industry, it often takes a great deal of labor and time to go through different steps such as designing, choosing and picking, spinning, weaving, cloth finishing, and so on.
Specifically, it can take 40 to 45 days to manually differentiate various fabrics. Should it be any errors in picking or differentiating process, one could imagine spending another three months reproducing before the finished products could be handed over to the customers. Additionally, people believe that traditional approaches of warehouse management are incapable of addressing thousands of textile samples.
This not only makes it difficult to preserve the previous producing experience and techniques, but it’s also time-consuming to search for samples and to manage stocks. The techniques and samples thus would be hard to re-utilize.