CITY OF INDUSTRY, California – December 20, 2021 – The world’s first âurban factoryâ is opened by Denim Forward, Inc (DenimFWD). A company implementing advanced manufacturing and processing technologies, DenimFWD is helping to bring textile production back to the United States.
Located in the City of Industry, California, just 30 minutes from Los Angeles, the plant incorporates revolutionary technologies that transform the textile industry’s production model into an on-demand, customer-focused and fully sustainable model, digital and automated. DenimFWD changes the operating model and brings 15 to 25 percent of manufacturing output back to the United States, thus initiating the necessary reindustrialization process in the textile industry.
Carlos Arias, CEO of DenimFWD stressed that the pandemic has accelerated local production and the change in the business model: âThis is why now is the time to bring manufacturing back to the United States by stimulating a new generation of industrialists. and technological artisans, connecting creativity and production at the same time as changing the way things are produced.
He added, âWe are engaged in breakthrough technologies that enable 100% consumer-friendly, sustainable on-demand production, digitizing the entire process and improving processes and product while reducing costs and improving performance. accelerating time to market.
“With this Urban Factory, the consumer will decide to buy a product and that product will be finished at that time and delivered the same day, thus eliminating the stock.” This is a huge breakthrough in the textile industry where 20 percent of the clothing produced is never used and ends up in landfills or incinerated.
Urban Factory: a complete transformation of the production model
Urban Factory creates a complete transformation of the operating model in the denim industry. To do this, DenimFWD has joined forces with Jeanologia (world leader in sustainable and efficient technological development) as expert technological partners.
For Enrique Silla, CEO of Jeanologia, “we are convinced that a new production model is possible”, that is why “we have partnered with companies in our industry such as DenimFWD who share our values ââand goals like Mission Zero , eliminate 100 percent of emissions and pollution from jeans worldwide.
He points out that âUrban Factory is the culmination of the work done in recent years and of our contribution to the denim industry to make it a case study that can be transposed to the rest of the garment manufacturing industry, starting a new one. era with sustainable and digital production.
On-demand, sustainable and digital production
DenimFWD’s Urban Factory minimizes delivery times and can produce up to 5,000 jeans and 4,000 t-shirts per day sustainably and efficiently. Its eco-sustainable operating model for advanced digital production integrates Jeanologia hardware and software. These bring five fundamental advantages to the textile industry: being eco-efficient, scalable, agile, digital and having a neutral cost: connecting designers, producers and consumers.
DenimFWD transforms the industry by producing what is sold instead of selling what is produced, reducing operational costs and environmental impact, ensuring zero discharge.
Among the main Jeanologia technologies used by Urban Factory are laser, G2 Ozone, e-Flow, SmartBox, ColorBox, EIM (environmental impact measurement software) and H2Zero (the first water treatment and recycling system which produces no rejects at no additional cost).
It will have the first active Handman in the United States, enabling production automation with robots and humans to achieve agile, clean and scalable production.
Additionally, eDesigner will give designers a tool to make digital design easier, faster, and more dynamic because what they see on screen is what they get in the finish.
Posted on December 21, 2021