While a lot of manual labour goes into the manufacturing distressed jeans, Levi’s is planning to cut the process time drastically by making use of lasers. Named Project FLX (Future-Led Execution), Levi’s will be able to make jeans that are more eco-friendly since a large amount of chemicals is usually used for making the design.
Levi’s VP in technical innovation, Bart Sights, claims that they will be able to execute the design in about 90 seconds, while the previous process will take about 20 to 30 minutes per pair. The machine will be able to generate several patterns set by designers on imaging tools. Described as ‘the future of jeans manufacturing’, designers will have much more flexibility and control in the creations of patterns and design of the rips. A spokesman from Levi’s also claimed that their existing staff will be retrained and put to work in other areas.
Levi’s keeps on innovating in the area of sustainable clothing and this new addition will definitely support all of its other initiatives for a better and cleaner environment. This new technique is expected to be fully implemented by 2020.
Have a look at this very satisfying process of making jeans patterns with lasers:
Via: | Engadget |
Source: | Levi’s |
Image Credits: | The Verge |