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Software-as-a-service supporting sustainability in fashion design


Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
Term of Validity
19 April 2024 - 19 April 2025
Company's Country
United Kingdom
Type of partnership
Commercial agreement with technical assistance
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
A British fashion manufacturing business built and validate in-house software that incorporates sustainability into the design step. Having saved carbon and money and winning accolades, they wish to collaborate with European fashion schools to validate it on further designs and also build content for workshops on the topic. Technical co-operation is being sought.
Full Description
Founded in 2020, this UK fashion manufacturing business diversified into fashion tech.
There is a source of waste in the fashion business stemming from the fact that different stakeholders create the designs and later arrange the shapes on the fabric (tessellation).
What the new SaaS does is it builds sustainability into the original design process. The designer gets immediate feedback on the volume of waste that would be generated during manufacturing. They are working on an AI recommendation system that in real time gives feedback along the lines of ‘the sleeve on this garment would produce more waste as it is, can we tweak it better’. The designer will input a couple measurables at the beginning on things such as the proposed width of the fabric, and optionally data on the sustainability credentials of alternative fabric sources.
The software has been put to test and in-house, it produced material savings of around 9% which of course translates into carbon and financial savings. The company uses it to sell more goods. Feedback from other designers suggests the savings can go up to 15%.

The company has won recognition in the UK and now wishes to collaborate with European fashion and design schools and colleges.
The SaaS model allows for a flexible academic subscription. The company hopes to validate the software further in all types of designs but also co-create content and workshops on the topic of sustainable fashion.
Advantages and Innovations
4 Patentable innovations;
Tangible material, carbon and money savings;
Improved user workflow;
Real time collaboration within the hosted service.
Stage of Development
Available for demonstration
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
The UK company wishes to collaborate with European fashion and design schools under technical co-operation agreements. They wish to validate the software on many more designs and also create content for workshops and course materials on the topic of sustainable fashion. The collaboration will also further the AI based recommendation/suggestion maker.
Type and Size of Partner
R&D Institution
Type of partnership
Commercial agreement with technical assistance

Call details

Coordinator required


Technology keywords
01003003 - Artificial Intelligence (AI)01003006 - Computer Software
Market keywords
07004001 - Clothing, shoes and accessories (including jewellery)
Targeted countries
All countries