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Fespa’s fast fashion factory feature, Print Make Wear, will return at the show’s 2020 outing in March, this time with a focus on sportswear production.

Linking to Fespa’s new co-located event, Sportswear Pro, Print Make Wear will highlight the tools to facilitate customized, sustainable, on-demand production.

The feature will recreate a live end-to-end production process for sports and athleisure garments, as well as hosting a series of tours led by Fespa textile ambassador Debbie McKeegan.

“Print Make Wear proved to be Fespa Global Print Expo 2019’s most attended feature and it’s not difficult to see why – it’s a vibrant forum where you can immerse yourself in all aspects of garment printing, from design to print and finishing,” she said.

“We want to give our visitors the opportunity to see first-hand how digital print technology, software and automation can revolutionise the production of sportswear,” she added.

Print Make Wear will cover every step in the garment production process, starting with colour utilising CAD/CAM, design and pre-press, production workflows, grading and nesting, progressing to printing, drying, cutting, sewing, welding and embellishment, and culminating in packing and retail display.

This year the feature will include two workflows running side by side. The first will exhibit direct-to-garment printing onto blank sportswear and athleisure garments. The second workflow, dedicated to roll-to-roll printing, will replicate the whole garment production process from web-to-print to final delivery, with sample fabrics printed, cut, sewn and packaged on-site.