Pennine Weavers

Production planning for bespoke luxury fabric manufacturers is a complex and time-consuming task, requiring in-depth technical knowledge and precision. Using machine learning and AI techniques, this project will develop an intelligent digital system to maximise the efficacy and efficiency of premium fabric manufacturing – reducing lead times, costs, risk and waste.

Black fabric being woven on a loom
Image: Pennine Weavers

Pennine Weavers has always prided itself at being at the forefront of systems development and implementation in the textile industry and we believe this project will not only have benefits for Pennine Weavers but potentially the whole industry. Working alongside the University of Leeds we believe we can develop an AI-based planning system which will maximise effectiveness and efficiency of the resources employed internally, and deliver considerable benefits to both our customers and suppliers.

Gary Eastwood, Managing Director