NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Chargeurs * PCC Fashion Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of clothing interlining, today announced the launch of a partnership with Custom Wrkshop, an on-demand platform for customization and tailoring of clothing, custom-made shoes and accessories. Under this agreement, Chargeurs * PCC will become the exclusive supplier of interlinings and durable internal components to the Custom Wrkshop customer network and will represent Custom Wrkshop as a technology offering to its own global network of over 6,000 customers and partners.
Custom Wrkshop provides front-end and back-end scanning tools that allow consumers to personalize garments and receive them direct from manufacturers in approximately two weeks. By partnering with Custom Wrkshop, Chargeurs builds on its early investments in sustainability and consolidates its leadership as a full digital company promoting sustainability and flexibility at every stage of production, design, delivery. development and manufacturing to marketing and sales.
“Make-to-order is one of the most sustainable options available to the fashion industry and consumers, as it eliminates material waste, overproduction and costly returns due to improper fit,” Audrey said. Petit, Managing Director of Chargeurs * PCC Fashion Technologies. . “We are extremely proud to partner with Custom Wrkshop to deliver our durable interlinings and internal components to our customers and enable conscious manufacturing through its global network of fully digitized factory partners. In addition, we will be offering Custom Wrkshop’s innovative plug-and-play software to our own customers, allowing them to easily add a module connected to digital manufacturing facilities to their e-commerce stores so that their end customers can tailor-make rooms.”
The Custom Wrkshop platform provides brands with back-end connections to digitized manufacturing facilities around the world, helping to resolve inventory overproduction and shipping issues. For designers of apparel, footwear, bags and accessories, the platform’s real-time costing engine provides full cost visibility during the design process, reducing material use while speeding up time. on the market. Chargeurs * PCC launched an exclusive partnership with the leader in 3D design software CLO last year, and brand designers can now easily import digital assets created with CLO into the Custom Wrkshop platform.
“This partnership between Custom Wrkshop and Chargeurs * PCC allows our companies to leverage their mutual strengths to drive sustainability at scale for brands and help eliminate overproduction and waste,” said Matteo Gottardi, CEO and Director Creative from Custom Wrkshop. “Our innovative and efficient on-demand production model sets the standard in the fashion industry. Chargeurs * PCC’s extensive catalog of sustainable materials, its large customer base and relationships with leaders in 3D design make it an ideal partner for us.
The deal is the final step in Chargeurs’ journey to foster sustainability and flexibility in the fashion industry through digital innovation. In 2019, Chargeurs launched the clothing industry’s first complete collection of interlining and interior components made with eco-responsible materials. This Sustainable 360 ™ range is used by major global brands including Adidas, Itochu, J.Crew, Macy’s, Madewell, PVH, Target and Uniqlo.
The company’s partnership with CLO, launched in 2020, allows designers to access Chargeurs interlinings as digital assets, giving designers real-time visibility into how the drape and silhouette of a garment. will modify a design. This information dramatically reduces the need for physical samples, avoiding waste and unnecessary transportation of goods, while speeding time to market. In addition, Chargeurs * PCC has created a digital showroom that offers an immersive virtual experience for the company’s clients and presents a gallery of products for several categories of fashion, clothing and accessories.
ABOUT CHARGERS * PCC FASHION TECHNOLOGIES
Chargeurs * PCC Fashion Technologies provides end-to-end solutions to the world’s leading fashion apparel brands by designing interfacing, a technical fabric used to help garments retain their shape and structure. Its parent company, Chargeurs, is based in France and serves customers in more than 90 countries. Chargeurs has more than 2,000 employees in 45 countries on five continents.