"Smart and Safe Work Wear" Final Seminar is held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland


“Smart and Safe Work Wear” - better fitting, innovative functional design, improved quality materials, safer and more durable garments, integrated IT technology. Over the past three years, the objective has been to improve the opportunities to increasing the importance of work wear indus...

SWW participated at Instrutec fair in Tallinn, Estonia


From November 7 – 9 the 24th Tallinn International Fair for Production Developmenrt, Production Engineering, Tooling, Subcontracting and Maintenance Instrutec 2018 was held In Estonian Fairs Centre. Instrutec is the leading industriaal fair in Estonian where professionals meet for the exchange...

SWW participated at the Business Technology and Innovation fair “Riga COMM” in Riga, 11.-12.10.2018, Latvia


SWW participated as an exhibitor at the “Riga COMM” fair in Riga. SWW partner RTU presented at the fair the latest developments and innovations.  The booth had lot of attendees and there was really large interest about the project and results. It was great opportunity to present our...

The project held its 2/5 year meeting in Klaipeda, Lithuania


The project held its 2/5 year meeting in Klaipeda 21.09.2018, Lithuania. The group discussed status of the ongoing work in the project, as well as planned the following steps. For the first time, SWW´s new partner Ruuvi Innovations Ltd, whose tasks related to development electronics to be inc...

SWW partners visited on September 20, 2018 Ansell in Tauragé, Lithuania


Ansell Protective Solutions Lithuania is running a top modern facility where the complete manufacturing operations of Ansell Protective Solutions are included. Products being manufactured include everything from the TRELLCHEM® gastight chemical suits and VIKING™ rubber dry suits to TRETIGH...

SWW partners participated at the 8th European Conference on Protective Clothing Upcoming generation, in Porto, Portugal, 7-9 May 2018


The conference was a platform to disseminate, to exchange and to discuss the results of research, project developments and implementation programs related to protective clothing, with a strong focus on user protection and well-being, installing a dialogue between industries and academic organization...

SWW participated at Eurosafety fair in Tampere 11.-13.09.2018, Finland


SWW participated as an exhibitor at the Eurosafety fair.  Project partners from Finland, Lithuania and Latvia made our stand successful and interesting for the visitors. 3D printing, situation awareness, 3D body scanning, virtual garment design and fitting with the latest developments and tech...

SWW Lithuanian partner Eugenija Strazdiene received Award at International Conference


Our Lithuanian partner Eugenija Strazdiene from Vilnius University of Applied Sciences has written research article “Virtualization and Mass Customization of Safe Work Wear”, which is published in Journal of Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering. Abstract The object for the...

Our Latvian partner Inga Dabolina has written the article about SWW project


The article is about SWW project in general, goals, main activities and resalts. You can read that article in Latvian here  

SWW will participate in Eurosafety fair in Tampere 11.-13.09.2018, Finland, booth A-1050


The EuroSafety takes place every two years and is one of the leading trade fairs for safety in Scandinavia. SWW will have stand in the fair with many different activities and present the latest  developments and technologies of the smart clothing.  We will present several well fitting wor...

SWW labs in pictures


SWW took part in the "European Cooperation Day" event in Riga in the form of a photo exhibition in September 2017.  The photographs are taken in the RTU labs.  

How to improve the supply chain mangement in the textile industry?


Jari Ylitalo and Heikki Mattila have been studying the current supply chain management in the textile industry: what are the supply chain's main elements, what technological tools may help to improve the chain, what are the steps to follow when designing a SC... Read their report here.

Smart wear: existing options and end-user needs


Our partners have been gathering information on the different options available in terms of smart wear and mapping the needs of the workwear end-users.Their findings are available in their report, here.

3D bodyscanning database


Read more about 3D bodyscanning in our report!  Read about the different 3D scanning possibilities as well as the differents and similiarities between the scanning in Finland, Poland, Latvia and Estonia.  Find our report here.

Visit from Jukka Vanhala (TUT) on 25.9.2017


Professor Jukka Vanhala, a leader of research on wearable electronics at the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), visited Centria’s SWW team in Kokkola on September 25th.  Professor Vanhala had heard about the project from his research colleague  Emma Kaappa, at ImageWear in Tamp...

Visit from ImageWear 30.8.2017


    Emma Kaappa, R&D innovations manager at ImageWear, visited the Finnish SWW partners at Centria University of Applied Sciences on Wednesday 30.8.2017. ImageWear currently is the Finnish leading in workwear manufacturer. Emma heard about the SWW project while visiting the Estonian ...

Project partners compare results in Frankfurt


The SWW project representatives met in Frankfurt, Germany this May to discuss the ongoing events and findings within in the project.   All partners have dealt with the scanning phase. The noticed some similar issues when scanning their end-users: end users may not know what their prop...

SWW visit to the Techtextil+Texprocess fair in Frankfurt 9. – 12.5.2017 and participation to the Techtextil symposium


Representatives from the SWW project partners visited the Techtextil +Texprocess fairs in Frankfurt, Germany 9. – 12.5.2017 and took part in the Techtextil symposium, gathering researchers in the field of smart textile innovations and textile industry. The main goal of the visit was to explor...

New forces join the SWW project from the beginning of January 2017!


  2017 saw the arrival of two new team members in our project. Professor Heikki Mattila will bring his expertise in the fields of fashion industry and apparel supply chains to our project. He has extensive international experience in supporting businesses in their development process and impr...

December 2016


The SWW partners gathered for a virtual team meeting. During the meeting, all partners discussed the scannings that had already taken place. A positive remark from all, was that the end-users brought useful insight into how the work wear could be improved - giving example of real life situations, wh...

November 2016


The Polish partners, IW Textile Research Institute and PW Krystian Sp. zo.o, have been scanning construction workers in the Polish company of Warbud.

October 2016


The Finnish partners Centria and PD Service undertook the measurements of their study group at a local chemical process industry. The scanning process lasted a week and was popular among the staff. The staff was eager to take part in the study, get scanned and provide their viewpoints on their curre...

September 2016


The project held its 1/2 year meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. The group discussed status of the ongoing work in the project, as well as planned the following steps. The group also had the chance to visit a lithuanian company preparing custom made shoes based on the 3D scanning. The company Orthobalth...

August 2016


The Latvian partners Riga Technical University and Brasa have been scanning their study group, composed of military/soldiers. The 3D measurements were obtained with the VITUS/Smart XXL 3D Body Scanner. This equipment is designed to capture the surface of the human body in a twelve seconds. The analy...

April 2016


The SWW project was present to industrial partners of industry at the “Baltic Fashion and Textile” fair in Riga, Latvia. More information on the event here. Below: Inga Dabolina (RTU) telling about the project.

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