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Apparel manufacturing startup launching large R&D lab in East Bay

Next week, a young East Coast startup steps up its pursuit of a fully automated future for clothing production at a new 35,000-square-foot research and development lab in the East Bay.

CreateMe Technologies Inc., founded in 2018 and headquartered in New York, plans to launch an R&D Innovation Center at 6701 Mowry Ave. in Newark on Jan. 10 to beta test its proprietary mechanical- and cloud-software-enabled clothing production line, which combines fabric cutting, adhesive bonding and assembly into a single process ideal for on-demand, customized apparel.

With more than 140 patents secured or pending, the startup expects its process could reduce manufacturing costs and speed by orders of magnitude — bringing designs to market within weeks, rather than months — and disrupting a global supply chain with local production at scale.

"This was a multi-million dollar project to create an automation facility that's one of a kind, which we feel represents the future of apparel manufacturing in the 21st century," said Campbell "Cam" Myers, co-founder and co-CEO of CreateMe with Vibhav Prasad.

Read the full article by Alex Barreira on San Francisco Business Times.

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