Recognising fashion trends, design management, logistics or new technologies with applications in fashion design are some of the fields in which AITEX is active, as well as any other factor which may be of importance.
Lines of R & D:
- Research and development of materials that can be applied to the development of undergarments.
Research and development of textile materials that provide new functional properties for undergarments such as lingerie and swimwear. The world of underwear and swimwear requires constant innovation for consumers. These innovations can be aesthetic, structural or, in this case, functional.
- Research and development of manufactured products through the use of biodegradable and ecological materials.
Research into biodegradable materials for the development of products manufactured with these properties. Research is being conducted into the properties these materials must possess in order to have biodegradable and, therefore, ecological properties.
- Design of products based on ecological materials as a tool for innovation.
Encouraging companies to use design management systems based on ecological and biodegradable materials. The development of ecological products is a philosophy that should be accompanied by a series of commitments on the part of the company. These commitments are accompanied by design management systems, which define the requirements that must be fulfilled by a product designed in accordance with ecological criteria.
- Packaging based on ecological criteria.
Developing an ecological product without taking account of its presentation makes no sense. Instead, a better option is to develop packaging that is coherent with the product. This alternative allows a large percentage of waste to be recycled.
Research based on the quantification of similar and potential consumers for each trend and the application of strategies with a view to responding to these consumers, identified through trends.
Promoting the need for correct management design among companies, working with them to achieve total implementation. By innovating through an adequate use of design and the optimisation of design management, improvements are achieved in companies and their products, turning design into a service tailored to companies, which will adapt to their needs by fostering the creation of new products.
Research and development of fabrics to which chromo-active pigments have been added to carry out different functions in the field of health and safety.
Development of formulas using polymers enhanced through the mass addition of photo and/or thermochromic pigments to obtain fibres and fabrics.
Research and development of intelligent fabrics which, on the one hand, can give off light, through the insertion of different technologies such as fibre optics or electroluminescent pigments and, on the other, are capable of capturing solar radiation and turning it into thermal or photovoltaic electrical energy.
Development of polymers to which photo and electroluminescent pigments have been added en masse to obtain functionalised fibres and fabrics.
Lines of Innovation:
These studies are carried out using the thermal comfort simulator, which determines the thermal insulation capacity of a finished children’s garment.
Design of finished garments, based on the exact determination of measurements obtained by scanning the human body. This process allows companies to make items that are bespoke to the user and in the required design.
“made in Green” is both a certificate and a label which, by controlling product traceability, ensures:
- The absence of substances that are harmful to HEALTH
- Respect for the ENVIRONMENT
- Respect for the HUMAN RIGHTS OF WORKERS