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Black Swan Textiles

Accelerating apparel development and manufacturing through the Implementation of Industry 4.0 and Digital Twin Technologies 

Black Swan Textiles

A digitalization consultancy in the apparel Industry working to develop Digital Twin models for the product, production and performance.  The unique combination of leadership at Black Swan Textiles enables our clients to seamlessly integrate between design and supply chain manufacturers.  We provide:


  • An understanding of the apparel design and development process, manufacturing and automation 
  • A deep network of leaders in the brand houses, supply chain, solution providers and academia
  • The ability to leverage and coordinate the efforts of apparel-related groups pursuing digitalization, such as retail coalitions, trade associations, industry initiatives, and public-private partnerships

Who we are

Yesterday

In the late 1980’s, many apparel brands shed their backwards integration to exploit the low cost labor markets emerging in developing nations. They shuttered their own factories and worked through agents and contract manufacturers with little or no visibility into the tiers of the supply chain. 

Today

Today, most apparel designers know little about manufacturing and most manufacturers don’t understand what drives product design.  Labor costs, turnover and unrest are on the rise. Environmental compliance has become costlier to monitor . All of this has eroded the value of the futures model. Apparel brand leaders are actively seeking change, but “what’s next” is unclear.

Tomorrow

The goal of MetaVertical is to digitally connect a fragmented supply chain and return the feedback loop through the Digital Twin. To model the advantages of the old vertical models into a digital enterprise, three Digital Twin models are required — Product, Production and Performance.    

THE TWINS

Product

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Production

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Performance

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FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

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We are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), which is built on past utilities and technology. Industry 4.0 is data and the use of data to solve complex problems and improve business functions.


The factory of the future in apparel is one where efficiency, quality and planning are predictable, repeatable and built for a demanding consumer by leveraging enormous amounts of data. Predictable, not only for the factory, but also its supply chain and retailers. Eliminate sampling. Meet the expectations of the consumer in weeks, not months.

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