TECHNOLOGY

Silicon Valley–Based EFI Acquires Optitex

By Alison A. Nieder | July 14, 2016

Electronics For Imaging Inc., a printing technology firm based in Fremont, Calif., has acquired Israel-based design software firm Optitex Ltd. for approximately $52.8 million.

The Need for Speed in Design Development and Creative Collaboration

The Need for Speed in Design Development and Creative Collaboration

In the second installment of California Apparel News’ Industry Focus: Technology series, Executive Editor Alison A. Nieder spoke with apparel technology executives to find out what’s driving interest in 3-D design technology.

PLM Helps Moods of Norway do Biz ‘In Season’

On runways in Oslo and Los Angeles, the Moods of Norway fashion label has been busy, having displayed looks from its Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 season in the past four weeks.

True Religion’s App Brings Science Fiction Tech to Retail Reality

To find True Religion Brand Jeans’ next tech innovation, look no further than its bricks-and-mortar stores.

ModCloth Ramping Up to Add Stores

After operating as an online site for women’s indie apparel, ModCloth is gearing up to add bricks to its clicks-based business model.

Print Technology Meets Design at Epson Fashion Week Event

Print Technology Meets Design at Epson Fashion Week Event

Epson taps 11 designers for second annual show at N.Y. Fashion Week.

Fashion Biz Veteran Joins RMSA Tech Firm

After three decades in the apparel industry, Donald Reichman, who has represented various womenswear brands, has joined technology company RMSA Retail Solutions.

Chinese Website Promotes U.S. Apparel Brands in China

China, with a population of 1.4 billion people, is a burgeoning consumer market where shoppers are hungry for American clothing labels.

Wearable Tech Expo Planned for Downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles–based District2.co, an online B2B resource for connecting apparel designer and manufacturers, will host TomorroWear, a wearable-technology exposition, on Feb. 17 at Maker City at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles.

Starmout Released Engage 5.0 for Omnichannel Retailing

E-commerce solutions company Starmount recently launched new products to assist retailers with their omnichannel initiatives.

Indian Garment Company Fined for Stealing Software

California’s attorney general has won a settlement from a clothing factory in India accused of stealing intellectual property from U.S. software companies.

Jesta’s Omnichannel Suite Helps Harry Rosen Centralize Operations

Harry Rosen, a 61-year-old luxury menswear retail chain with 17 stores in Canada, has implemented the Retail Vision Suite from Montreal-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software provider Jesta I.S. Inc.

Newsmakers 2015: Retail Tech In-Store and Online

Omni-channel was the tech buzzword of 2012. In 2015, the retail tech world was focused on “Big Data,” or through feeding extremely large sets of data into computer algorithms, then finding trends and patterns, which might forecast what kind of denim consumers will purchase.

PLM: Seeking a Simple Solution for a Complex Supply Chain

Ever since PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software was introduced to the apparel industry, the solution has been helping companies do everything from line planning to streamlining production by giving everyone involved in development access to the same real-time information.

Epson’s SureColor Sublimation Printer Wins SGIA Award

Epson’s SureColor F9200 sublimation printer landed the product of the year award within the “roll-to-roll dye sublimation on textile” category at the recent Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) expo in Atlanta.

Lectra USA Charts Growth Along Regional Lines

The phrase “speed to market” has become commonplace over the years, but it still aptly describes what’s driving business in the apparel industry. And, as a result, industry suppliers such as Lectra are benefiting.