Fabric customers will be able to assess the draping and general appearance of fabrics made from Nilit's new Sensil yarns - without making up sample garments - now that a new simulation project has been completed with Browzwear International Ltd.

Browzwear's V-Stitcher technology creates a virtual garment from a 2D pattern over a 3D virtual mannequin, and will enable Nilit to present new fabrics as completed virtual garments.

Yanir Farber, president of Browzwear, says V-Stitcher "allows the entire fashion supply chain to accurately visualise products and share input simultaneously, without having to produce costly and time-consuming samples. As a result, actual time-to-market is shortened dramatically and costs are decreased."

Oded Breier, marketing manager for Nilit fibres, said: "This revolutionary technology enables us to instantly show our customers the wide variety of possibilities unravelled by the innovative yarns our R&D department produces on a regular basis. It further assists us in our constant quest to include our customers and strategic partners in the creative process, by allowing them to examine the potential results on the spot."

Nilit will initially demonstrate the application at trade shows, beginning with the upcoming Lyon Mode City from 31 August to 2 September.