Turkish denim mill Isko is partnering MIT’s’ Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) to develop smart textiles and wearable technologies with the help of the program’s researchers, students and industry partners. Last month, a team of 27 Isko employees participated in the CSAIL Alliances Annual Meeting to discuss cutting-edge research and network in anticipation of the new partnership.
As per Sourcing Journal, the program brings together more than 1,200 people, 60 research groups, 120 researchers and 600 students working on more than 900 active projects. Through its participation, CSAIL hopes to accelerate its vision for a more sustainable future. It will spearhead new research in computing that improves the way people work, play and learn. It centers on 25 areas of interest, including AI, big data, computational biology, energy, healthcare, human-computer interaction, internet of things (IOT) and manufacturing.
Isko has a track record of using technology to create a better future for the denim industry. Earlier this month, the company joined forces with Pakistan-based denim manufacturer Soorty to bring Isko’s fabric technology to Soorty’s vertical production capabilities through an exclusive licensing agreement. The Isko Future Face by Soorty collection features a collection of patented woven fabric that looks like a knit.