Clothing employer Clothes2order has invested £1m in new digital t-blouse printing equipment, on the way to hold pace with what chairman Michael Conway calls a UK style retailing ‘revolution’.
Clothes2order is one of the first companies in the global to take shipping of a heavy-responsibility, direct-to-garment printer released earlier this year by means of NASDAQ-listed Kornit Digital.
The device, known as the Atlas, can produce as much as one hundred sixty prints in line with hour and makes use of newly-developed inks that are non-hazardous, non-poisonous and biodegradable in a waterless printing method.
It is optimised for on-call for printing, a growing a part of Clothes2order’s business which includes offering style outlets and brands in order to provide new traces in actual-time with out the threat of piling up inventory which may be wasted.
The arrival of the Atlas along other new device takes the enterprise’s investment in machinery to over £2.5m inside the past few years.
Clothes2order operates from a production and distribution facility in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester.
The employer resources customers across the United Kingdom and in greater than 35 countries.
Revenues have grown from £4.4m in 2013 to over £12m in 2018, and the business is trying to double in length over the following couple of years.
Michael stated: “The face of UK retail is changing unexpectedly. Sustainability, pace and flexibility in preference to charge have turn out to be the key drivers for stores and types alike, which is transforming the fashion retail supply chain.
“For many years, we’ve seen clothes being made in factories in Asia however in recent times, thanks to virtual era and having manufacturing and processing in the UK, outlets and types are capable of perform with minimum inventory.”