The Future of Shirt Manufacturing: How Technology is Transforming the Industry
Updated: Apr 10
With all its manufacturing, shipping and all sorts of other processes, the fashion industry presents itself as one of the more complex ones out there - especially considering the fact that it is more global than ever now! So, just like all major industries that depend on various actors to perform in unity to achieve the best possible result for all stakeholders to enjoy, it requires an excessive amount of R&D budget and efforts to ensure developments of the modern world can be implemented into every facet of the process.
That is why as Jacky Angel, we always keep track of recent technological developments that show promising results as we are constantly on the lookout for upgrading our way of doing things so we get a chance to further improve what we already excel at. Thus, along with our inhouse team of designers that are always implementing the most trendy and on demand designs the industry has to offer, we also cooperate with colleagues who keep track of what is new - and how this novelty can benefit our portfolio.
To this end, we wanted to compile a list of technologies we are keeping tabs on and are sure to make waves in the near future - if they have not done so already.
3 Shirt Manufacturing Technologies to Look Out For
From adapting already established new technologies to the Fashion industry to perfecting what is already there, here are some of the key technologies we are keeping close tabs on:
3D Printing: Maybe the most well known one on this list, 3D printing technology has revolutionised many industries, and the apparel industry is no exception. The use of 3D printing in shirt manufacturing allows for precise and intricate designs to be printed onto fabrics, eliminating the need for traditional printing methods that require screens and dyes. This technology also enables customisation and personalisation of shirts, as well as faster production times and reduced waste.
Heat Pressing: We care about your designs, and will never miss a chance to assess what is next in this department - which seems to be a new and improved way of pressing: heat pressing. Heat pressing is a technology used to transfer designs onto fabrics using heat and pressure. This method is especially useful for creating custom designs on shirts, as it allows for high-quality, full-color images to be printed onto fabrics. Heat pressing technology can also be used to add embellishments such as rhinestones or metallic foil to shirts, which can enhance their visual appeal. Additionally, this technology is faster and more efficient than traditional printing methods such as screen printing, as it eliminates the need for multiple layers of ink and drying time.
Smart Textiles: Smart textiles refer to fabrics that are integrated with technology to provide various functions, such as temperature regulation, moisture management, and even fitness tracking. We believe that when it comes to shirt manufacturing, this technology can be used to create high-performance shirts that can monitor body temperature, heart rate, and other health metrics to further increase versatility of our already impressive selection. These shirts can also be designed with integrated electronics such as sensors and displays, which can provide additional functionality and customization options for consumers.
We know ours is a fast paced industry and there will always be room for tinkering with what is already there and what can be improved - who knows, maybe we already have implemented some of these by the time you read this article!
Jacky Angel, Traditionally Modern
Named after our founder, Jacky Angel, Jacky Angel shirts continues to be an influential private label shirt producer in the established Turkish manufacturing market. With more than 25 years of experience behind our back, and empowered by a team of 120 colleagues all equipped with the necessary skills and know-how to craft the best shirts our industry have to offer, we are able to accommodate your business needs in a timely, effective and high-quality manner. Thanks to our understanding of market trends and an eye for quality and elegance, we are able to provide the result you want - and in a way you want it!
Please feel free to contact us for your inquiries or just to say hello via our contact form - we hope to get in touch with you soon!
Q: Do you trust tradition or technology when it comes to shirt production?
A: Both! As a clothing company situated in one of the most ancient fashion hubs in the world, Istanbul, we get a chance to tap into an impressive history and talent pool and thanks to being a global and modern brand, we always improve what we have and try to upgrade our methods whenever we can, but still staying true to our spirit of course.
Q: How do you ensure your equipment stays in shape?
A: Our factory in Istanbul has maintenance performed on a regular schedule and by skilled colleagues and technological means. We inspect our equipment daily, and always report even the tiniest changes, so we can always stay reliable, safe and accurate - and that is why we are able to work with delicate materials, such as Bamboo!