Israeli startup Twine wants to be the print-on-demand service for thread.

Print-on-demand technology revolutionized the book industry, allowing publishers to eliminate costly inventory and warehousing by printing books only in response to customer orders.

As with books, Twine’s new Digital Thread Dyeing System allows clothing manufacturers to color plain white thread by feeding the raw materials into a textile-specific digital printer only as needed. The resulting digitally dyed threads can be used in sewing, knitting and embroidery.

It’s a radical change from the way the industry has always operated, Yariv Bustan, Twine’s vice president of product and marketing tells ISRAEL21c. Read More