Workshop 1: SMDTex
July 7, 2021
Sector: Fashion business, Garment designers and manufacturers, fabric dying and finishers, fabric manufacturers, fashion textile supply chain managers, fashion e-Commerce, marketing professionals, LCA professionals and environment evaluators, sustainable material developers
Type: textile and fashion researchers, fashion and textile professionals, fashion marketing and business managers, fashion designers, environment-related services, product developers, academics, fashion and textile research students and Mater students
Funded by European Erasmus Mundus Program, the SMDTex joint doctorate program aims at training PhD students from Europe and other parts of the world by carrying out international research cooperation on sustainable development oriented textile management and textile design. The research activities of this project will enable to optimize the existing production organization of textile enterprises, the worldwide textile/clothing supply chain, the transaction and design of textile products, with respect to the criteria of environment, society and human factors. New organizational solutions will be proposed to the related textile/clothing companies.
The consortium of this doctorate programme is composed of five textile universities in Europe and Asia, including 1) ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) from France; 2) University of Boras from Sweden; 3) Technical University of Iasi from Romania; 4) Politecnico di Torino from Italy; 5) Soochow University from China.
Since 2013, the SMDTex program has trained 33 PhD students from 16 countries through 5 editions. They were recruited from Master degree holders specialized in textile technology, management engineering, information technology, industrial engineering and design, and chemical engineering. Each PhD student studied at two European universities (three years, Erasmus Mundus funding) and one Chinese university (one year, CSC scholarship) under co-supervision for four years on one of the following research themes:
Theme 1: Risk/safety and resilience in the textile value chain
Life cycle assessment (LCA), risk evaluation (environment, society, human), product tracking system for safety
Theme 2: New organization models for sustainable textile processes and supply chain
Demand driven production, sourcing and marketing, green supply chain management, new production model, new supply chain model
Theme 3: Sustainability policies and sustainable consumption around the textile supply chain
Reverse supply chain management, sustainable production strategy, sustainable fashion consumption model, sustainable brand strategy
Theme 4: Sustainable and innovative design processes and materials
New environmental friendly fibers, source-reduction of the textile chain, less material but more consumer value
Theme 5: Sustainable quality inspection and management in the textile supply chain
New international quality management model, quality tracking model
Theme 6: Personalized and virtual reality-assisted textile design
3D virtual reality assisted design, co-design process, fitting processes, fashion knowledge base, recommendation, fashion big data
During the SMDTex Workshop, Audiences will have the opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovation results obtained from this project and how to develop your business with new sustainable materials and innovative design and management solutions.
The SMDTex Workshop will be implemented in the 14th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium (TBIS 2021). TBIS 2021 is a peer-reviewed conference, serving as a global platform for exchange in the field of Bioengineering Materials, Fibers and Textiles in the post pandemic era, and to ensure the safety of all our participants, TBIS2021 will be both online and offline. The conference is planned to be hosted by ENSAIT, Roubaix, France and will also be available to access via the Zoom network video webinar platform (adjustments will be made accordingly with the local epidemic situation). The goals of the workshop is to formally and openly disseminate the results of the SMDTex project to fashion-related companies and their global partners and exploit future collaboration and development opportunities in an internationally recognized conference to generate higher social impact. In the workshop, TBIS will assist the SMDTex Coordination Committee to establish an open communication and dissemination platform by:
The SMDTex workshop will be organized 1: Risk/safety and resilience in the textile value chain; Session 2: Organizational solutions for sustainable consumption and supply chain management; Session 3: Sustainable material development; Session 4: Sustainable product design and quality management.