Date: 17 Nov 2008 - 17 Nov 2008

Venue: Training Room 1

Faster, customised, environmental friendlier…
These terms are echoed everywhere. Imagine how it will be done in the future, when everyone will own a personalised apparel, possibly at the comfort of their own home and being environmental friendly at the same time?

This lecture will be an insight to some of the emerging technologies in the fashion industry from mass customisations to sustainability.


9.30 am      Registration 

9.50 am      Welcome Address               

10.00 am    "Excuse me while I download something more comfortable!"
                      - Customisation and Personalisation using Digital
                      Manufacturing Technologies for Apparel

                      by Mr Philip Delamore, London College of Fashion
Abstract : Philip will present his ongoing research into the digitisation of the product development process, and associated established and emergent technologies which enable this for personalised or customised products. These technologies include 3D scanning, 3D visualisation, Digital Textile printing and Rapid Prototyping. This presentation will show snapshots of several projects which utilise these technologies, and demonstrate their application to real world products. It also talks not only about the relationship between science and the arts, but also between technology and sustainability.


10.50 am  'Green Vision' - Eco Chic Eyewear Frame

                    by Dr Lee Hui Mien, SIMTech
Abstract : In view of the climate change threat, the awareness and demand for sustainable manufacturing in the industry is rising rapidly over the past few years. The fashion industry is also riding on this wave to promote eco chic and play their part in sustainable development. They look at developing greener products using more environmentally friendly processes and materials. They also access the total life cycle cost from design to End-of-Life in both ecological and economical aspects. This presentation will illustrate how a leading player in a segment of the fashion industry moves towards branding themselves into a green chain through working with SIMTech on the development of eco friendly eyewear.
11.20am  End

About the speakers
Philip Delamore is the Director of the Digital Fashion Studio at London College of Fashion, and associate of The Centre for Fashion Science at the London College of Fashion and the Textile Futures Research Group, University of the Arts London. His interests focus on the creative use of new technologies, and the increasing convergence of design with science and engineering.


Dr Lee Hui Mien received her PhD from NTU EEE. Her PhD topic is about assessment of product design for End-of-Life. Her research interests are sustainable manufacturing, design for environment and life cycle engineering. She is currently a research engineer with the sustainability and technology assessment section of SIMTech. She also sits in the governing board of the Singapore Packaging Agreement.


Who Should Attend
Senior management, R&D managers, engineers, business managers and designers.
Registration for the lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome.  


For technical enquiries, please contact
Mr Adrian Tay at email :

For registration and general enquiries, please contact
Ms Samantha Chan at email: