Eco-design directives are pushing for a review of the garment design process, with the goal to reduce not only the timeframes and logistics associated with fittings, but above all the use of raw materials for prototypes. Key themes such as the future of garment design, the increasingly strong link with online sales and the evolution towards a virtual universe accessible to the customer have prompted Yamamay to adopt these tools. After the installation of the 3D software integrated with the 2D CAD platform and the related training activities, improved solutions and new features were introduced for pattern makers and designers.

However, the training process started at the beginning of 2022 has slowed down due to the difficulty in finding professionals with the specific new skills necessary for 3D, such as specialists capable of acting as a bridge between pattern makers, designers and the Research and Development team. Despite this, considerable progress has been made in the upskilling of pattern makers and the training of designers. 3D remains integrated into the 2D platform and the pattern making team is committed to exploiting structural advantages in the initial stages of the process. Despite the slowdown, a strong acceleration has been seen from packaging suppliers, also supported by fabric suppliers which are creating the libraries necessary to start the process.

In connection with 3D, a process of photographic image acquisition of components with VIZOO was implemented, for which several resources were trained.

This digital scanning technology considers the material aspect on multiple levels of vision and materiality. The digitally obtained samples are used to create a 3D modular library useful for multiple purposes, such as the creation of new fabrics, patterns, variations and fit simulations on a 3D avatar.

Thanks to the use of 3D, innovative lines such as EDIT and the new best sellers of the PRIMULA series have been designed.