Posté le 8 July 2024

Digitalisation is gradually transforming various sectors, and the textile industry is no exception to this trend. Among the many digital innovations, ribbon scanning and digitisation stand out for their ability to revolutionise the design and production of garments and accessories, for example.

By digitising its satin ribbon reference 0422, Satab is opening up a host of possibilities, from optimising design processes to reducing textile waste.

Digital ribbons: a new era in textile design

Digitising ribbons involves converting physical patterns and textures into digital formats. This is done using high-resolution scanners that capture every detail of the ribbon, from colours and textures to complex patterns. This digitisation gives designers/stylists access to a digital library of ribbons, which they can easily integrate into their creations using computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Advantages :

  1. Access to a virtual library: designers/stylists can access a vast collection of digitised ribbons, enabling them to test and integrate different patterns without the need for a physical sample. This speeds up the design process and reduces the costs associated with acquiring and shipping samples.
  2. Precision and detail: high-resolution scanners capture every detail of the ribbons, enabling designers to work with precise, true-to-life images. This is particularly useful for complex patterns and delicate textures.
  3. Creative flexibility: digitalisation makes it easy to manipulate ribbon patterns and colours in CAD software, offering greater creative flexibility. Designers can experiment with different combinations and variations without the constraints of physical material.

Impact on Production and Sustainability

The digitalisation of ribbons is not limited to the design phase; it also influences the production and sustainability of fashion products.

Production Optimisation
  1. Reduced waste: the ability to view and modify scanned ribbon patterns prior to production helps minimise errors and textile waste. Companies can produce exactly what they need, avoiding overproduction.
  2. Mass customisation: digitised ribbons can be used to produce mass customised garments. Consumers can choose from a range of digitised designs, enabling personalisation without increasing production costs.
  3. Efficient supply chain: digitisation facilitates communication and collaboration between the various players in the supply chain. Manufacturers, designers and retailers can share digital files instantly, improving efficiency and reducing production times.


Environmental advantages

  1. Reduced carbon footprint: reducing the need for physical samples and the travel involved in transporting them reduces the fashion industry’s carbon footprint. Digitisation therefore contributes to more environmentally-friendly production..
  2. Sustainable materials: digital technology makes it easier to experiment with and integrate sustainable materials into ribbon designs. In this way, companies can respond to growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products.

The digitisation of Satab’s 0422 satin ribbon marks a turning point in the company’s customer offering, with the aim of supplying all references in digital format.

At Satab, we are confident that technology not only offers the designer/stylist greater creative flexibility, but also optimises production processes. As the technology continues to evolve, it is likely that the impact of digitalising ribbons will become even more profound, paving the way for a new era of creativity and responsibility in the fashion world.