Textile 4.0


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Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and digitalisation are just some of the buzzwords that are fuelling innovation. These concepts have captured the imagination of technology strategists across all sectors of industry and commerce, and textiles is no exception.

As IoT platforms and smart factories offer new, more efficient solutions in product development and manufacturing, Textile 4.0 delivers vital insights into the burgeoning transformation of the textile & apparel value chain. It covers a spectrum of content, from technologies enabling the personalisation trend to supply chain transparency and traceability, the latest tools for a smart factory and supply chain, smart clothing and much more.

In 2021, Textile 4.0 will assess the accuracy of industry forecasts that suggest the impact of Covid-19 on the global supply chain will accelerate the implementation of digitalised manufacturing technologies.


Upcoming features in 2021

Issue 1
• Understanding the smart factory concept
• Developments in simulation technology

Issue 2
• Accessibility of Industry 4.0 technologies
• Succeeding with localised manufacturing
• Developments in sensor technology
Bonus distribution: ITMA Asia + CITME

Issue 3
• Connected product platforms
• Digitalisation and the circular economy
• Cyber security developments
• ITMA Asia + CITME review
Bonus distribution: INDEX

Issue 4

• Utilising big data
• Robotics and fabric gripping innovation
• Facilitating customisation