In the future, more manufacturers will use robots to sew T-shirts and other clothing items. Sewbo has already come up with an automated system which relies on an off-the-shelf industrial robot to operate a consumer sewing machine.
Our technology will allow manufacturers to create higher-quality clothing at lower costs in less time than ever before. Avoiding labor issues and shortening supply chains will help reduce the complexity and headaches surrounding today’s intricate global supply network. And digital manufacturing will revolutionize fashion, even down to how we buy our clothes by allowing easy and affordable customization for everyone,
explains Jonathan Zornow, the technology’s inventor. The main hurdle was for robots not being able to handle soft fabrics reliably. Sewbo temporary stiffened materials for robots to get around that issue.