5627 GA Eindhoven
FESPA’s fast fashion factory feature, Print Make Wear, is set to return to FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 (24 – 27 March, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid), this time with a focus on sportswear production. Linking to FESPA’s new co-located event, Sportswear Pro, Print Make Wear will showcase the tools to facilitate customised, sustainable, on-demand production. The feature will recreate a live end-to-end production process for sports and athleisure garments, as well as hosting a series of tours led by FESPA’s textile ambassador, Debbie McKeegan.
As with past editions, Print Make Wear will address every step in the garment production process, starting with colour utilising CAD / CAM, design and prepress, production workflows, grading and nesting, progressing to printing, drying, cutting, sewing, welding and embellishment, culminating in packing and retail display. The feature will act as a physical link between FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 and Sportswear Pro 2020.
This year’s edition includes two workflows running side by side. The first one will exhibit direct-to-garment (DTG) printing onto blank sportswear and athleisure garments, where visitors will be able to order and customise a men’s running shirt or women’s racer back vest and leggings. The second workflow, dedicated to roll-to-roll printing, will replicate the whole garment production process from web-to-print to final delivery, with sample fabrics printed, cut, sewn and packaged on-site. The final printed samples will be displayed in a retail display and worn by models on the show floor.
While Print Make Wear will convey the benefits of print on-demand and customisation in contemporary garment production, sustainability will also be a key area of focus.
Further enhancing the visitor experience will be a comprehensive guided tour programme, making it easier for visitors to factor Print Make Wear into their busy event schedule. The tours will provide an in-depth look at all the components that go into DTG and roll-to-roll production, as well as highlighting how they can tackle customers’ requirements for on-demand customisation. Daily expert-guides tours can be booked in advance via the FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 website.
For more information on http://FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 and to register, visit: and use code FESM207 for free entry.