Boss Magazine: Sewbots™ are Coming to a Closet Near You
Softwear Automation, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, continues to work on technology that will allow robots, referred to as Ssewbots, to manipulate fabrics through traditional sewing machines to create clothing.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the textile industry lost 67 percent of jobs in the garment industry between 1978 and 2007. With the help of Sewbots, many of the jobs lost to China in these industries would return to America.
Another benefit many fail to consider when it comes to textile jobs is the cost of transporting the goods. Fuel remains expensive, and the cost of transporting the items increases the price of the finished goods. Bringing textile manufacturing jobs back to America will help to keep costs down.
Read the full article at Boss Magazine.