Tukatech expands digital fabric library for 3D garments visualization with FABFAD

Tukatech and Fabfad collaboration

Tukatech, the leading global fashion tech company has collaborated with FABFAD, a Los Angeles’ leading digital printing and full service communal microfactory. 

The two companies have connected TUKA3D Designer Edition (DE) to over 100,000 unique fabric prints designed and sourced by FABFAD. This will allow fashion designers to visualize fabric prints on a 3D garment, and then have the approved 3D sample made in real life.

Designers can easily visualize FABFAD’s proprietary print library and develop 3D “look samples” using TUKA3D Designer Edition within minutes. Once the user has created their digital 3D look or collection and are ready to proceed, they can order sample or production yardage directly from FABFAD.  “What used to take few months to develop and produce, we can now do in just a few days or even the same day.” says Sean Saberi, CEO of FABFAD.

Users can use Tukatech’s library of ready-made 3D garments, or find the model they want to design for, then shop styles made to fit that model. FABFAD’s high-quality images represent physical materials, so that after approval designers can order the same and achieve the exact same look in real life production.

"The process allows for Designers to visualize their new styles and concepts in 3D and with the assurance of those actual fabrics and prints being available to them at any quantity they wish.” says Chris Walia, Chief Operating Officer at Tukatech.

FABFAD is also a Tukatech Communal Microfactory providing complete design, development and manufacturing space for rent.  Rental offerings include, workspace, meeting rooms, 2D and 3D CAD systems, sample making, and cut and sew to finished product.

“Tukatech has redefined the entire digital design and development process.” says Ram Sareen, Founder and CEO of Tukatech. With the collaborative efforts with Sean Saberi and the FABFAD team, we are allowing designers to visualize virtually in real-time, with real fabrics and prints, create digital samples, and give them direct access to the supplier, FabFad. This is what you call quick, inexpensive, and sustainable!” continues Sareen.