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Cotton Inc. Launches 3D Fabrics for Designers and Developers

Cotton Incorporated’s CottonWorks program, a resource for textile professionals, is launching 3D downloadable digital files, taking cotton apparel design to the next level.

The Fabricast collection offers designers and product developers working with two popular design programs access to inspirational and inventive cotton and cotton-rich fabrics for a collaborative design process.

The work-at-home environment this year led many companies to search for more digital solutions in all aspects of the business, including already emerging 3D design programs.

“3D technology offers a great solution for digital design, fit, merchandising, and marketing,” Krista Schreiber, an designer and digital supply chain consultant for the CottonWorks program, said. “When you connect that digitally with sourcing and manufacturing, we have a winning combination for the apparel industry.”

Cotton Incorporated Launches 3D Fabrics for Designers and Developers
A screen shot from Fabricast. Cotton Incorporated

The initial Fabricast knit and woven digital fabric offerings showcase trending cotton fabrics with a variety of constructions to illustrate a core selection of pile, texture and drape.

Cotton digital fabric files can be downloaded for CLO and Browzwear programs at The aim of the CottonWorks program—which offers education resources from fiber to manufacturing, as well as trend forecasting—is to help inspire designers and manufacturers to do new things with cotton.

“The digital cotton fabric files cover a wide range,” Mark Messura, senior vice president of global supply chain marketing for Cotton Incorporated, said. “From fleece and herringbone to jacquards, denim, sherpa and French terry fabrics, they are all there digitally on CottonWorks and ready for download. Every month, we will be making new collections of digital cotton fabrics available to designers. It’s part of the continuing innovation for cotton.”