Amazon Patents On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing
The e-commerce giant was awarded patent No. 9623578 for a computer controlled system that aggregates orders, cuts textiles and routes the fabric panels to sewing stations. The system could also be used for manufacturing footwear and other accessories, according to the patent application, which was originally filed in 2015. Amazon has been rapidly expanding its softgoods business, and is projected to pass Macy’s this year as the largest apparel retailer in the U.S. A Cowen & ... Log in to view full article.