Digitalization will remain and the fashion industry can only benefit from adapting to this transformation
The fashion industry is recognized as one of the largest industries in the world. According to a survey conducted by Fashion United, its total revenue is worth more than $ 3000 billion, which is roughly 2% of world GDP. While technology has become part of the industry from manufacturing to post-production, the industry is currently going through a digitalization transformation tunnel.
It is not only about data management but also about reducing costs and increasing efficiency. The traditional method of designing clothes involves a lot of waste. A recent study by Aalto University reports that the fashion industry generates 92 million tonnes of waste every year. Switching to a 3D digital design process can help reduce this massive waste production by about 75%.
Recent research by IMRG and Hive found that fashion retailers are planning significant investments in artificial intelligence (AI) in the coming years. Using computer-assisted systems and AI techniques, one can match supply to demand and limit production unnecessarily. AI can also be cross-utilized with augmented reality (AR) to further enhance the buyer’s experience. Technology-based virtual fitting room combined with chatbots, used by fashion retailers around the world. The digitization work process can also help fashion retailers expand to a larger market, save time and money, develop effective marketing campaigns and new products.
Customers can use the digital platform to research competitive prices, personal spending limits, variety, size, etc. AI-based technology also allows customers to connect with sellers through virtual buyer-seller meetings.
In fashion education
All of this has an impact on fashion education as well. In addition to enabling students around the world to connect and learn from top designers, digitizing education will enable them to get their designs recognized and validated through various portals and track customer preferences and choices for future decision-making processes. Students in the fashion industry can adapt to simulation-based learning, which speeds up the process by allowing designers to quickly solve problems associated with clothing fitting by visualizing changes to clothing.
Despite the problems of plagiarism, increasing competition, abundant communication with customers and suppliers, fashion brands cannot ignore the advantages of the digital age.
Naw Naw * trembled as she spoke about the deadly violence that took place at her home in Myanmar.
Thousands of Burmese are struggling to live in Australia
Back home, hundreds of people have been killed by the military after seizing power in a coup
The Australian government has been criticized for its “constipated” response
Activists estimate more than 700 people – some of them children as young as five – have died since the military seized power in a February 1 coup, ousting de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
“Sometimes they kill at night … every age, they kill,” Naw Naw told the ABC.
For now, Naw Naw is safe in Melbourne, studying an early childhood diploma.
But his time in Australia may be running out soon – his visa will expire next month.
As a member of the Kachin ethnic community who has been outspoken about atrocities back home, he fears what will happen if he is forced to return.
“I will be arrested too if I have to return now,” he said.
He was afraid that if he was arrested, he would not come out alive.
“Everyone here is afraid to come back at this time. I am very worried about every student.”
Mary Aung, also an international student, voiced those fears at a public hearing on the situation in Myanmar being held by the joint standing committee for Foreign, Defense and Trade Affairs today.
“There is a big danger for me if I go back if I go back to Myanmar – I could be arrested when I arrived,” he said.
There are more than 3,500 temporary visa holders from Myanmar in Australia, about half of whom are students.
Last month, The Australian reports The government plans to grant visa extensions on humanitarian grounds to Myanmar citizens in Australia on temporary visas.
The report said the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade were working on policies that would be announced “not in a few weeks, but a few days” – but no announcements had yet been made.
The latest government figures show that in March 45 Myanmar citizens applied for protection visas to the Australian government. Thirteen applied in February.
Defense officials said they pushed for his release in a phone call between Australian Defense Force deputy chief David Johnston and Myanmar’s senior deputy general Soe Win – a call played for propaganda purposes by the Tatmadaw.
DFAT’s Schedule said the Australian government does not recognize the military regime as Myanmar’s government, but lines of communication need to remain open.
Workforce joins the call for visa extension
The federal opposition is pressuring the government to offer visa extensions to thousands of Myanmar citizens in Australia.
The calls came after 82 people were massacred on Friday in the city of Bago, near Yangon.
Shadow Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Shadow Home Minister Kristina Keneally have written to the government urging them to “demonstrate Australia’s strong opposition to this direct attack”.
“This incident … caused extreme distress to members of the Myanmar diaspora community in Australia,” they wrote.
“We therefore urge the government to allow Myanmar nationals on temporary visas in Australia to extend their stay.
The United States has announced it will provide temporary protection for Myanmar citizens in the country.
KARACHI: Indonesia announced 1,000 scholarships for Pakistani students to further enhance friendly and amicable relations between the two countries.
When giving a briefing on the 2021 plan, the Indonesian Consulate for Information and Socio-Culture, Ibnu Sulhan, said that his government had drawn up a comprehensive plan to bring the people of the two nations closer together and for that, Indonesian language courses were free. will be offered to students starting April. He said trade between the two countries was gradually increasing at a record pace despite the coronavirus pandemic. He said at the direction of the Indonesian government, the consulate in Karachi was working on a plan to strengthen cultural and social ties between the two countries. He said Pakistani students had been offered 1,000 scholarships at 23 leading universities in Indonesia offering graduation, masters and PhD programs, said Sulhan.
The Information & Socio-Cultural Consul said that the registration for fully funded student scholarships will remain open from April 25 to August 2021. He hopes to increase the number of scholarships gradually. The envoy said that to further strengthen relations between the two countries in the fields of business and culture, the Indonesian government has decided to launch a free virtual language course. Simultaneously, a web series will be kicking off on social media highlighting various aspects of Indonesia, while the Indonesian Consulate web portal will also be coming soon. He said the Consulate was facilitating investors from Pakistan to invest in Indonesia and vice versa.
The consul said the Karachi business community is very important for Indonesia because a large part of their trade depends on the business community who live here.
The Greens are calling on the Government to do more for New Zealanders who continue to fall behind, as key benefits will rise to less than $ 8 a week tomorrow, Thursday 1 April (at the start of the financial year).
“We are experiencing a poverty crisis in New Zealand, and we must go further and faster to provide income support that enables everyone to live with dignity,” said spokesman for the Green Party for Social Development & Employment Ricardo Menéndez March.
“The current government expects one person over 25 to get by on just $ 250.74 a week, and tomorrow they should celebrate that raise to $ 258.51. That extra eight dollars wasn’t even enough to buy a lump of cheese.
“The government is dishonest in going on to say that indexing benefits to wages is the best thing they can do – even the Children’s Commissioner says they have to be brave and brave, and totally revoke benefits. Indexing of allowances against wages would mean little without a substantial increase in core benefits to close a gap that has continued for decades.
“For a third of New Zealanders who rent a roof over their head, and on average spend more of their income on housing than those who own a house, tinkering around the edges alone is not enough to help those who are already struggling. to endure, especially in the last 12 months since COVID-19 hit.
“And when the Auckland average house price rose $ 100,000 in February alone, we needed to do more.
“The Expert Welfare Advisory Group says our current welfare system is ‘no longer fit for purpose and needs fundamental change’.
“The Greens have plans to support all students and unemployed people, no matter what, with a Guaranteed Minimum Income of at least $ 325 per week. If there is anything we learn from COVID-19, whether bold and urgent action to change the system for our collective well-being is possible.
“We ask the Government to immediately increase the core benefits, as requested by their Expert Welfare Advisory Group in 2019.
“The workforce must implement the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. The gradual increase only keeps New Zealanders in poverty. “
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