This project creates a flexible workplace model that helps small- and medium- sized garment producers work more collaboratively and more flexibly.
This new and innovative workplace involves different types of sewing machines composed in an island configuration according to the work to be done. The model replaces assembly-line configuration.
In addition to making the sewing process smoother, this workplace design has the additional advantage of being a more sociable layout. This addresses the problem many manufacturers have of attracting a younger workforce; the new format allows for more “face-time” and greater exchange of work-related conversation as well as sociability.
This model is appropriate for work teams of 4-10 people in any kind of textile environment. Technological elements can easily be incorporated into the workstation.
Maria Adele Cipolla, Jesse Marsh, Luca Leonardi