TBIS 2021-Symposium program
Workshop 1: Fashion Big Data Technology Platform –Textile Supply Chain Digitization and Industry 4.0



  Organized by: The FBD Foundationwhich is formed from FBM_BModel Project Consortium




Special Session I: Fashion Apparel Digitization Platform (Fashion CC_IDS)

 -Chair: Prof. Xianyi Zeng / ENSAIT

Special Session II: Functional Apparel Digitization Platform (Functional CC_IDS)

                      Chair:  Prof. Henry Yi Li /University of Manchester

Special Session III: Fashion Supply Chain Digitization Platform (SCPMS)

                      Chair:  Prof. Rudrajeet Pal/University of Boras



Audiences will have the opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations and how to develop your business with big data, establish new collaborations and ultimately define recommendations for the future developments in the field.


Description of the workshop:


Internet, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence constitute the key technology drive for the future of fashion textile industry, permitting to create new business models for the whole supply chain in the era of Industry 4.0.

In this workshop report a novel fashion big data technology platform linking consumers’ needs for fashion textile products and global fashion market demands with the garment design and textile manufacturing processes. This platform enables the development of new business models for retailers (B2C) and business partners in the supply chain (B2B), providing data-based services





The textile and clothing industry still occupy a crucial position in the manufacturing sector in Europe.  However, this industrial manufacturing sector was challenged by a drastic reduction in Europe due to relocation to countries outside the EU with cheaper labour costs, leading to the reduction of manufacturing in Europe and leaving facilities as well as data and knowledge unexploited.

Supply chains in the EU are still too weak when facing international competition due to low levels of communication and cooperation between the concerned actors and lack of efficient tools for quick access to their target consumers.

Existing digital platforms can only process relatively simple interactions at the interfaces between consumers and retailers, in which B2B (interactions among the manufacturers in the supply chain) and B2C (interactions between consumers and retailers) models have not been systematically integrated.

The FBD_BModel project, funded by the European Commission, created a digital technology platform for enabling small series innovative high value fashion and functional garments manufacturing and e-commerce, through a fully connected and data-driven local supply chain in the EU, to meet consumer’s personalized needs in terms of fashion, sensory and functional performances.

Based on this platform, novel digital B2B2C business models can be developed, helpful for creating customized fashion and textile production in Europe, promoting material innovations of European SMEs with connected professional networks, and preserving and updating professional knowledge in Europe.

FBD_Foundation will meet academic and industrial stakeholders, to showcase the project results and their future exploitation, for the development of novel supply chains supporting innovative data services in fashion industry digitization.

This workshop will be organized in three special sessions to provide in-depth knowledge disseminations and product results exploitation in three areas, including fashion apparel digitization platform, functional apparel digitization platform and Digital supply chain management platform. Detailed programmes are shown below for each special workshop