Kornit Digital and Fashion-Enter Unveil UK’s First-Ever ‘Sustainable’ Fashtech Innovation Centre
08 March 2022: Kornit Digital Ltd. and Fashion-Enter – a social enteprise, which strives to be a centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry have announced a first-of-its-kind Fashtech Innovation Centre in London. Aimed at bringing on-demand fashion and textile mass customization back to the UK and unveiled on March 3rd and 4th, 2022 at Fashion-Enter’s state-of-the-art training and manufacturing site.
According to Kornit Digital’s Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, 30 percent of textile production is overproduction, while 95 percent of water waste is created as companies globally look towards more sustainable futures with customized, creative, and real-time offerings. Using proprietary streamlined, eco-friendly digital production technologies, Kornit Digital is transforming the fashion industry with more efficient and sustainable processes. According to the same report, by 2026, the Company’s systems will use up to 95 percent less water, 94 percent less energy and produce 83 percent less greenhouse gas emissions.
“As our partner ecosystem continues to grow globally by aligning with such leaders as Fashion-Enter, companies are realizing just how powerful sustainable, on-demand digital production can be and the countless inherent benefits it provides,” said Chris Govier, President Europe, Middle East and Africa, Kornit Digital. “We are pleased to put these technologies on full display in our new joint Fashtech Innovation Centre and bring on-demand manufacturing back home to the UK. Whether you’re a brand, apparel provider, custom fabric fulfiller, or creative designer wondering how to handle the next major market disruption, grow product lines, create a more eco-responsible and accountable production floor – or just want to waste less – the Innovation Centre will help you achieve these goals.”
Serving as a fulfilment site and academy for training production, the Centre includes both Kornit Presto direct-to-fabric and Kornit Atlas MAX direct-to-garment systems, as well as numerous graphic design and workflow tools and systems to enable cut-and-sew operations for a comprehensive “pixel to parcel to doorstep” cycle. Consolidating the process into a single location helps maintain full visibility and control of operations and products. Taking this one step further for creators and brands, visitors can experience the KornitX Global Fulfilment Network, enabling customers to create both new sales channels and accessibility to enable production on demand.