Levi Strauss: new end-to-end digital platform

Levi Strauss: new end-to-end digital platform

The apparel manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co. (Levi), San Francisco, CA/USA, has announced Project F.L.X. (future-led execution), a new operating model that ushers denim finishing into the digital era. Project F.L.X. digitizes the design and development of denim finishing and enables a responsive and sustainable supply chain at an unparalleled scale. By replacing manual techniques and automating the jeans finishing process, Levi is able to radically reduce time to market and eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from jeans finishing.
Specifically, this advancement enables the company to replace manual techniques and automate the time-consuming, labor-intensive and chemical-reliant process of hand-finishing, create “photo-real” finished garments digitally, take advantage of on-demand and even hyper-local production capabilities and to eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from its supply chain. The rollout of this new digital platform will be phased over time, with a goal of being fully scaled in 2020.
Project F.L.X. was built in-house at Levi’s Eureka Innovation Lab by a team of designers, developers, chemists and engineers with the aim of revolutionizing the apparel industry to better meet consumer needs while protecting the environment and the people who work in the apparel supply chain. To help unlock the benefits of more sophisticated laser technology, Levi turned to long-standing partner the manufacturer of sustainable technologies for the denim industry Jeanologia, Paterna/Spain, a supplier in eco-efficient solutions for fabric and garment finishing.

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