An online service that allows users to search, browse and purchase a variety of useful data for the planning, production and sales of fashion items has been launched by Shima Seiki. With Shima Datamall, users of the SDS-One Apex series 3D design system, ApexFiz Design subscription software and the company’s flat knitting machines will be able to streamline their operations and further promote the digital transformation, thereby realizing a shift toward sustainable textile manufacturing.
Digital content available on Shima Datamall, together with yarn data from the yarnbank digital yarn sourcing web service, are meant to support knit manufacturing from planning and design to production and sales, by arranging the data on SDS-One Apex and ApexFiz.
Membership is not limited to users of products from Shima Seiki Mfg., Ltd., Wakayama/Japan. Anyone can search and browse from digital data comprising over 6,000 items, free of charge. Information gathered on Shima Datamall is useful for product planning and ideas for new collections. Shima Seiki users can furthermore purchase and download data to facilitate communication with suppliers.
Available content from Shima Datamall (digital content web service) includes knit item data (knitting data of Shima Seiki original knit samples), knit design data (data of jacquard patterns and other knit designs) and 3D model patterns (data that forms the basis of 3D virtual samples).