PixelPool empowers the fashion industry, making brands more agile, sustainable and cost-effective through virtual technology and retail solutions.
Our collaborative virtual environments enable retail and product designers, visual merchandisers and sales managers to work together and drive business forward.
Our dedicated team can develop high-quality, life-like 3D digital samples of any kind of apparel, footwear and accessories. Set up your digital workflow today!
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What we do & how we do it
All digital efforts can be outsourced. It’s just a matter of what works best for your company or brand. When you first start out adopting 3D, we are able to help you through consulting and outsourcing. PixelPool has a dedicated office, filled with experienced 3D artist, that can take on large collections. Like we do for the worlds biggest sports retailer. We are also able to assist in your 3D production efforts.
We have learned that both is possible. We have been working with companies that have a strong believe that the full benefit of digital can only be achieved if you fully adopt it throughout the full life cycle of their products. Where other companies choose to move faster and use it only for specific processes and have their Digital Sample production outsourced to companies like ours. The first option will ask for a way bigger commitment but will pay out more for the long run.
If your staff is not working with 3D right now, they will need to get familiar with the software packages to create Digital Samples. Luckily PixelPool has two decades of experience with different types of software and our consulting will make the transition swift and smooth. The apparel industry has got a long way to go. Where the Automotive Industry and the Building Industry have already started transitioning 20 years ago, the Fashion Industry is only starting now. However, it’s likely that this transition will happen faster since the road has been paved by other industries. The current generation will be able to adapt to new technologies with more ease.
Shorter lead times, quicker decision making and faster time-to-market are all benefits derived from using 3D in your end-to-end process. Making you reach goals like: higher quality garments, getting your product to your consumers faster and higher customer satisfaction. Since your designers can spend more time on their designs and less time waiting on physical test samples, your garment quality will go up. Because your time-to-market has decreased, you can play into consumer sentiment and trends more easily and rapidly. This will increase levels of satisfaction amongst your consumers and eliminates the risk of being stuck with inventory. No more being stuck with thick coats when we have a mild winter, or t-shirts when spring takes a little longer to show up.
A more long term goal for most companies is sustainability. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world and we are all responsible for the impact it has on our planet. Replacing physical samples with digital ones has such a big impact on reducing waste of fabrics, chemicals and reducing the amount of C02 produced.
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Our solutions eliminate the need for physical samples throughout the lifecycle from early design phases all the way towards sell-in. This not only reduces waste but it can also shorten time to market by 30-50%
By using Dtail in combination with Digital Samples, your teams will have a powerful platform to collaborate together in an efficient way. The platform will provide a set of tools that will optimize your processes such as Range Planning and Visual Merchandising, resulting in lead time reduction and less resources needed for your processes.
At this stage, it is important to see the whole picture, and to avoid focusing on specific software or one particular part of your operations. Instead, take a look at your end-to-end process and consider where 3D technology could replace existing practices. This will ensure a more holistic implementation, with longer-lasting and superior benefits.
This method could also catalyze organizational change, which will help cement 3D technology within your company. The biggest hurdle for innovators is convincing upper management and executive leaders of their idea. No matter how many people in your organization believe in the power of innovation and 3D transformation, if you don’t have your superiors on board, you are fighting an uphill battle.
When you do start implementing and working with 3D software or tools, it is crucial to offer the end users enough time to learn. Create time and space for your employees to fully understand what they are working with and how it benefits them and the company. Only then will you be able to prevent them from falling back into their old way of working.
PixelPool provides digital production support to design teams. This can vary from offering technical support to our clients production and design teams, towards complete outsourcing of their digital production of samples by handing them to PixelPool’s dedicated internal digital sample production teams.
Besides the production support for Digital Samples we offer a web based platform called Dtail to manage these Digital Samples. The platform offers solutions for your teams to collaborate on Store and Range Planning and Visual Merchandising. Besides that Dtail offers a 3D Digital Showroom component that facilitates the B2B Sell-In processes.
With the Digital Showroom, Dtail eliminates the need for physical showrooms and physical products for sales meetings by using a rich and immersive 3D virtual store environment that can hold all your collections in the way you want to present them to your buyers.