A New Sustainable Product Development Model in Apparel Based on 3D Technologies for Virtual Proper Fit

  • Evridiki PapahristouEmail author
  • Nikolaos Bilalis
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 52)


As awareness on fashion’s impact on our world is growing, there are key leaders in the industry who are beginning to question the impacts of the model built on careless production and endless consumption. 3D Virtual Prototype, 3D visualization, 3D Body Scanning and virtual try-on technology solving the proper-fit problem, while providing efficiency in its supply chain, can help the clothing sector meet green targets, without damaging the environment through wasteful manufacturing processes. Concepts of CSR and Collective actions on Sustainability are being explored within the apparel sector. Authors examine the challenges, the threats and the opportunities across the supply chain partners emerging to reduce the environmental footprint. A new fully integrated product development model is proposed, with 3D virtual simulation of design concepts on mannequins that represent the target market of the company with digital fit models based on accurate input size data.


CSR Sustainable product development 3D virtual try-on Garment fitting Proper-fit 



The authors would like to thank: IKY Fellowship of Excellence for Post Graduate Studies in Greece—Siemens Program (2012–2016)

and the following persons:

Mark Harrop, CEO Which PLM

Sharon Lim, Managing Director Browzwear USA

Heikki Haldre, Co-founder, Chief Operations Officer

Laura Gelis, Marketing Manager Lectra

Chris McCann, Director/Owner of Resilient World

Helen Jack, Market Insight Consultant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technical University of Crete, School of Production Engineering and ManagementUniversity CampusChaniaGreece

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