Supply Chain and Tech Focus Resources | August 2013


Products and Services: AIMS360 offers the most robust and fully integrated apparel ERP software solution for manufacturers, wholesalers, and importers of apparel, footwear, and accessories. The new AIMS360 apparel ERP system offers time and action, multiple windows, high-level dashboards, custom reporting and much more. Solutions are available for on-premises and in the Cloud. The Cloud-based AIMS360 is now runs on the latest .NET and Microsoft SQL platforms. AIMS is a Microsoft Partner and Gold Competency Holder in Application Development, Data Platform and Mobility and, a QuickBooks Gold Developer. The AIMS360 inventory-management system provides the most professional and up-to-date applications including: AIMS RemoteLink (order taking on the go for iPad and Windows), AIMS EasyShop (online retail shopping cart), AIMS WebLink (online wholesale shopping cart), AIMS GL Integration/POS Integration with QuickBooks, UPS/FedEx/USPS shipping integration, Business Analytics reporting for iPad, and simple EDI integration. AIMS delivers all of this at affordable prices and pays for itself almost immediately. For more information, please visit our website or call us today!

Alvanon, Inc.

  • 145 W 30th St., Suite 1000
  • New York, NY 10001
  • (212) 868-4318
  • Fax: (212) 868-4319

Products and Services: Alvanon is the global leader in providing full-service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry. From its head office in New York, operations center in Hong Kong, and operating offices in the U.K. and Germany, Alvanon provides customized fit strategies and product-development tools to the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order, and corporate clothing suppliers. Alvanon’s fit offer combines the world’s largest database of over 300,000 body scans with the unparalleled expertise, products, and services provided by a team of over 70 dedicated sizing and body-shape professionals.

Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.

Products and Services: Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. – Get more than just yarn. In addition to the industry’s best yarn, we provide unsurpassed technical support, transparency, and 20+ years of supply chain partnerships. Our US-based facilities allow for quicker delivery and agile responsiveness to market trends. Known throughout the industry for consistency, our products are certified safe by Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, which include Supima Cotton, MicroModal® Edelweiss, Micro TENCEL®, and various blends. Visit our new website at

China Sourcing Fairs

Services: China Sourcing Fairs are premier trade shows that help volume buyers source from greater China. Fairs are held in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Johannesburg in South Africa, Shanghai, Dubai, and Miami and serve a variety of industries including garments and textiles, electronics, and home products. The China Sourcing Fair: Garments & Textiles displays a wide array of clothing and fabric materials from Greater China’s key garment manufacturing hubs. The China Sourcing Fair features a big assembly of mainland Chinese exhibitors known to offer quality goods at competitive price points.

Competitive Edge: Visit the China Sourcing Fairs to find a wide range of garments and textiles and underwear and swimwear. Cut out the middleman—meet and do business directly with more private, China-based manufacturers than other shows in the region. Visit the Color Trends Area, sponsored by Pantone, for 2013’s hottest hues. Improve sourcing productivity—preview products, booths, and supplier details at our Online Sourcing Fairs.

Designer Fabric Warehouse

Products and Services: Warehouse-style 60,000-square-foot store with thousands of styles and millions of yards of fashion and decorator fabrics in stock including leather, silk, denim, technical, swim, stretch, prints, knits, linen, cotton, high-end couture, tapestry, chenille, and more. A wholesale and to-the-trade source with great prices and low minimums for garment manufacturers, fashion designers, decorative designers, event planners, set decorators, and students. Easy to shop with friendly attentive staff and located minutes outside of downtown LA. Just look for the big red door. Open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. No appointment necessary.

FDM4 America Inc.

  • 11500 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 150
  • Henderson, NV 89052
  • (866) 676-3364
  • Contact: Mike Cutsey, President

Products and Services: FDM4 is a multi-company, and multi-warehouse, multi-currency software solution that integrates your entire organization—including procurement, inventory, sales, accounting and customer service—while taking advantage of the benefits of apparel-based software. With increasing pressure to reduce time to market, you need the right product at the right time. With our forecast module you can anticipate demand at the style, color, and size level, utilizing color and size percentages. The FDM4 suite also offers purchasing, import management, intelligent allocations, CRM, order processing, E-commerce, SEO, mobile apps, freight calculation, integrated EDI, ASN’s, RF warehouse management, financials, customizable pre-packs, customer-specific packing rules, and dynamic line sheets. FDM4’s solutions are modular and can be acquired individually either through a licensed model or a SaaS (subscription model) in a hosted environment. FDM4 offers continual support throughout the entire implementation process and support cycle. Custom development ensures you get maximum value and return on your investment with software that changes and grows with you year after year. In business for over 30 years, FDM4 is a well-established company with the knowledge and expertise to provide a high level of customer satisfaction. Our industry-specific expertise ensures software and support is tailored to meet the demands of your industry and helps you improve the bottom line.

Gerber Technology

Products and Services: Gerber Technology offers a complete suite of computer-aided design and manufacturing systems for the apparel and sewn-goods industries. These include the industry-leading AccuMark® pattern design, grading, and marker-making software, Vstitcher™ 3D pattern draping software, automated nesting, and textile spreading systems, as well as single- and multi-ply GERBERcutters. Gerber also offers YuniquePLM™ product lifecycle management software, which helps retailers, brand owners, and manufacturers manage all of the details associated with their products from concept to consumer and enables them to communicate and collaborate more effectively with their global partners. Gerber Technology supports 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in 130 countries around the world.

Proexport Colombia

  • Contact: Sylvia Reyes, Apparel and Textiles Sourcing Director
  • (212) 922–9114

Proexport Colombia provides you with reliable information about the industry and facilitates your business transactions with Colombian sourcing companies. We can help prepare information tailored to your needs, organize personalized agendas with potential suppliers in Colombia, and walk you through the entire process of connecting you with the country. We invite you to learn more about the Colombian textile and garment companies that showcase new trends. Learn more about trade opportunities featuring competitive advantages and benefit from the Free Trade Agreement: 0% duty on products imported from Colombia.


Products and Services: Simparel Inc® has become the fastest-growing fashion and apparel manufacturing software solution provider in the North American marketplace. With an advanced, industry-specific ERP solution like Simparel, fashion-related businesses can experience a range of long-awaited benefits driven by a unified, technically advanced platform – including real-time visibility into inventories, orders, and production processes; smoother and more cost-effective operations; organization-wide collaboration; improved decision-making; and higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Studio Bert Forma

Products and Services: Under the stewardship of Kevin and Heather Maldonado, Studio Bert Forma strives for “French style, Italian creativity, Spanish craftsmanship, and German efficiency.” The Maldonados have scoured the fashion centers of the globe for the latest and best fabrics from the most reliable mills to service American manufacturers from Abercrombie to J Brand. They select mills that best cover the needs of the market—organizing, coding, and displaying their collections in their art-filled showroom. They receive pre-collections one to two months before Premiere Vision and Milano Unica to review with customers who start their sourcing early and to assist in inspiring the season. As it cruises steadily toward its 50th year in business, Studio Bert Forma, with showrooms in Los Angeles and New York, is happily profitable and expanding.

Taiwan Textile Federation

Services: The Taiwan Textile Federation’s (TTF) primary function is to promote Taiwan’s textile industry in world markets, helping it maintain its global leadership position. Founded in 1975, the TTF has adapted over the years to meet the changing needs of industry, expanding its functions to market promotion, product design, fashion information analysis, online information, technology training, collection and analysis of market information, certification of functional textiles, publications of textile information, issuance of Certificate of Origin, and other textile-related services. TTF has acquired ISO 9001 certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI) for quality-control systems, thus substantiating its competence to provide the best services for Taiwan’s textile industry. TTF organizes Taiwan textile businesses to participate in important international textile exhibitions and trade shows each year, held throughout Europe, America, Asia, and the Pacific region in order to assist Taiwan’s textile exporters promoting to global textile markets.

Union Knopf

  • 463 Seventh Ave., Suite 1304
  • New York, N.Y. 10018
  • Christopher Frost -VP of Sales & Marketing
  • (516) 445-5516

Products and Services: Union Knopf is the innovative global partner providing fashionable and economic solutions for buttons, buckles, snaps and accessories for jeans, suits and jackets, shirts, and knitwear for the leading designers and international manufacturers in all segments of men’s and women’s fashion from elegant to sporty. Our proven fashion expertise and the local integration of design, production, and customer support allow multiple customer-specific solutions with high aesthetic and qualitative claims. We work with our international partners to assist our customers and are on the spot with our own offices in Germany, Poland, Shanghai, Hong Kong, India, and Turkey to accompany and support them in their global activities.