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Kornit Assists With Sustainable Fashion

Kornit Digital (asi/14972) and New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) collaborated on a digital printing project, focused on local, sustainable short-run production.

The design challenge, in its second year, asked students at the State University of New York to create original designs. Each was printed on the Kornit Allegro roll-to-roll textile system, using Kornit’s NeoPigment ink. The three winners – Hyuana Kim, Konchok Bercholz and Elena Kanagy-Loux – will have their fabrics replicated as fashion items that feature strong eco-awareness. Kornit’s one-step print technology allows designers to see their creations immediately, with no minimum yardage requirements. It’s an ideal solution for trending-on-demand, close-to-market, short-run and local production and sampling.

“Our collaboration with FIT demonstrates an important example of how Kornit Digital can nurture the growth and developing expertise of tomorrow’s designers with the help of technologies that are changing the way creativity is brought to life across all fabric types,” says Merav Zimmerman, product marketing manager for the Allegro.

Kornit’s collaboration with FIT is a unique way to show off the digital printing company’s usefulness in sustainable fashion, according to Paul Borucki, managing director of Kornit Digital North America. “We see a growing demand worldwide for greater education into the potential for using more eco-friendly printing methods,” he adds.