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Kornit Digital and Fashion-Enter Open Innovation Center

Based in London, the Fashtech Innovation Center will serve as a fulfillment site and academy for training production

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Kornit Digital, a manufacturer of digital textile printing solutions, and Fashion-Enter, a center of for sampling, grading, production, and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry, announce their partnership within the Fashtech Innovation Center in London.

Serving as a fulfillment site and academy for training production, the center is fully supported by Kornit Digital’s direct-to-fabric and direct-to-garment digital production solutions. 

“This Innovation Center makes it possible to capture the full, end-to-end production process in one, single location,” states Jenny Holloway, CEO, Fashion-Enter. “The beauty of having print on demand means there are no minimums, so we can make one garment, or we can make up to 30,000 garments a week from all locations at the same fixed cost. Here, we can also train future generations on the right way of producing garments for today, responsive to demand, with minimal waste — ethical and sustainable. This is the future of fashion and textiles.” 

According to Kornit Digital’s Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, by 2026, the company’s systems will use up to 95% less water, 94% less energy, and produce 83% less greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to highlighting production capabilities that minimize carbon footprint, the Fashtech Innovation Center is said to serve as a prototype for brands and fulfillers seeking to mitigate logistical complexities, time-to-market, and supply chain risks by bringing production nearer to the end consumer.

“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,” says 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 Center 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 Center will help you achieve these goals.” 

Marie Fennema

Marie Fennema is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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