Tukatech, FABFAD team up on 3D fabric visualization tool
Posted September 9, 2021
The two companies have connected TUKA3D Designer Edition (DE) to over 100,000 unique fabric prints designed and sourced by FABFAD. This will allow fashion designers to visualize fabric prints on a 3D garment, and then have the approved 3D sample made in real life.
Designers can easily visualize FABFAD’s proprietary print library and develop 3D “look samples” using TUKA3D Designer Edition within minutes. Once the user has created their digital 3D look or collection and are ready to proceed, they can order sample or production yardage directly from FABFAD.
“What used to take few months to develop and produce, we can now do in just a few days or even the same day,” said Sean Saberi, CEO of FABFAD.
Users can use Tukatech’s library of ready-made 3D garments, or find the model they want to design for, then shop styles made to fit that model. FABFAD’s high-quality images represent physical materials, so that after approval designers can order the same and achieve the exact same look in real life production.
“The process allows for designers to visualize their new styles and concepts in 3D and with the assurance of those actual fabrics and prints being available to them at any quantity they wish,” said Chris Walia, chief operating officer at Tukatech.
In July, Tukatech announced another parentship with Sowtex (the fastest-growing B2B textile marketplace). This was the first 100% digital connection for design and development by connecting TUKA3D DE users to over 10,000 plus textile manufacturers, reducing sampling turnaround time from weeks to hours.
FABFAD is also a Tukatech Communal Microfactory providing complete design, development and manufacturing space for rent. Rental offerings include, workspace, meeting rooms, 2D and 3D CAD systems, sample making and cut and sew to finished product.
“Tukatech has redefined the entire digital design and development process,” said Ram Sareen, founder and CEO of Tukatech. “With the collaborative efforts with Sean Saberi and the FABFAD team, we are allowing designers to visualize virtually in real time, with real fabrics and prints, create digital samples and give them direct access to the supplier, FabFad. This is what you call quick, inexpensive and sustainable!”
FABFAD has the largest selection of fabrics for Digital Sublimation Printing and Direct to Fabric Printing. With hundreds of trending and high-quality fabrics. It serves the fashion, apparel, home furnishings and textile design industry.
With TUKA3D Designer Edition, users can visualize fabrics and trims in 2D/3D garments before making a physical sample. Moreover, its true-to-life technology will enable easy design development, fit and growth, thereby reducing wastage during the sampling process. When ready to go to production, users can purchase the 2D CAD pattern for the style for only $5.