Textile Product Design and Prototyping

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Need to design, develop & prototype a textile product in the UK?

The Problem: We understand the challenge of prototyping a textile based product in the UK…

  • The few good remaining workshops and suppliers are hard to find and tend to be focused on production rather than development and design.
  • Most traditional textiles companies are experts in making clothes or soft goods with fabrics – not in developing and integrating hard mechanical components.
  • It is tough to keep abreast of such a rapidly changing area, with new materials, components, joining and production techniques being developed all the time – particularly in the area of e-Textiles and ‘smart fabrics’.

 

The solution: Realise offers you fantastic access to a combination of expertise and creative skills in designing , developing, prototyping and productionising technical textile products.

 

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This is  particularly useful if your product is technically challenging and requires the integration between fabrics and rigid components or materials. We have industry leading expertise in:

  • Creative design of technical textile products, such as personal protective equipment, waterproof clothing, bags, equipment cases and covers – making these desirable, functional and easy to use.
  • Selecting (or in some cases developing) and testing suitable high performance or interesting materials
  • Forming, bonding and welding technical fabrics, films and natural products like leather with moulded plastics, foams and metal.
  • Engineering innovative fastenings, attachments, seals and integration with electronics or controls (eTextiles).
  • Production handover – creating high quality documentation and communicating with factories to ensure samples match your design intent as efficiently as possible.

 

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We’ve delivered high quality design results for a diverse range of projects and people, in performance sports, marine, military, medical, industrial and travel markets – for example:

  • New flexible cycle helmet, which improves concussion protection
  • Safety masks and helmets
  • Children’s travel high chair
  • Jackets, vests and body armour
  • Lightweight balloon kite camera system for oil spill recovery
  • Flexible luggage systems (combining rigid and fabric systems)
  • Safety rucksack to prevent theft
  • Belt worn electronics case for train operators

If you have a tough technical textile challenge that would benefit from leading edge creative design – you need Realise!

Call us now – we’d love to discuss your challenge and how we can help…
+44 (0)117 325 9100

or email:

textiles@realisedesign.co.uk

 

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