Gerber Lands Innovation Award for Design and Cutting-Room Integration

By Alison A. Nieder | July 24, 2014

Tolland, Conn.–based equipment and software solutions provider Gerber Technology received the gold-level award for product innovation from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership Inc. (CQIA)

Industry Voices: Design and Technology: An Idea You Can Take to the Bank

A brand’s worst nightmare is to become a commodity. Unfortunately, we’ve seen an aggressively promotional retail environment in the United States, driven by increased competition and the economic downturn. New business models and supply chain–management approaches are allowing lower-priced competitors to enter the market and thrive.

Fashion Group Talks Fashion, Tech, Social Media and E-commerce

Fashion Group Talks Fashion, Tech, Social Media and E-commerce

Fashion, design and commerce in the digital age were discussed at an April 29 panel hosted by Fashion Group International–Los Angeles and held at Maker City LA, a new creative workspace at The Reef (formerly known as the LA Mart) in downtown Los Angeles.

Trendabl: Mixing Social Networking  and E-commerce in Three Clicks

Trendabl: Mixing Social Networking and E-commerce in Three Clicks

Jon Alagem, chief executive officer and founder of Trendabl, noticed his friends were posting their outfits and style shots to their social networks, but their followers were unable to find and shop the looks directly. Alagem set out to create an e-commerce space with a customized solution that would be seamless for merchants and users alike.

New Chef Fashion Adds Tukatech Cutter

NewChef Fashions Inc. has added a Tukatech Tukacut cutting machine to keep up with demand for domestic production of uniforms for hotels, casinos, restaurants, cruise lines, country clubs, culinary schools, the military and the White House kitchen staff.

Levi’s Taps Walmart Exec to Conquer Omni-Channel

The San Francisco–based apparel giant announced it has appointed Marc Rosen as the company’s new executive vice president and president of global e-commerce.

Eton Introduces Android-Based Production Solution With Quick Implementation

Alpharetta, Ga.–based Eton Systems will release a new mobile application designed to help apparel manufacturers collect real-time production information to help them manage the factory floor.

Avery Dennison Expands RFID Offerings

Avery Dennison Expands RFID Offerings

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions has unveiled a new line of RFID (radio frequency identification) products to help retailers maintain inventory accuracy for products such as jewelry, cosmetics, healthcare, housewares and footwear, as well as a new solution for apparel.

Lectra Panel Explores Intersection of Technology and Fashion

Lectra Panel Explores Intersection of Technology and Fashion

Technology’s role in the development of fashion was on the agenda at a panel discussion hosted by French technology solutions provider Lectra and held April 3 in the Buyers Club at the California Market Center.

Ever-Changing Technology Keeps Apparel Makers and Retailers on Their Feet

Charming Charlie didn’t launch its e-commerce site until seven months ago, years behind many of its competitors. But during its first two weeks of operation, the website was inundated with 700,000 visitors and 34,000 submissions in the gift-card giveaway contest.

Beyond Product Recommendations: Tech Firm Certona’s New Patent

Closing the sale is one of the oldest games in retail. E-tailers have their own tech-driven ways to get consumers to buy an item and buy extras. There are widely used collaborative filtering programs, or programs that pre-determine what a consumer will be seeking.

Epson® Quality and Reliability, Now in a Dye-Sublimation Printer

Epson® Quality and Reliability, Now in a Dye-Sublimation Printer

The Epson name has long stood for the very highest standards of print performance, quality and reliability. Now, we’re putting our expertise into an exciting new suite of purpose-built garment printers.

Industry Voices: Automated Software Integration in the Apparel Industry

Integration is what binds information between disparate software systems in a business. Recent advancements allow synchronization and processing of information between different systems.

Infor Introduces New PLM Solution for Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers

New York–based business application software provider Infor has launched Infor Fashion Product Lifecycle Management to help apparel makers connect all product development functions along the supply chain.

Italian Brand Imperial Expands With Lectra PLM

Bologna, Italy–based men’s and women’s collection Imperial has been on a growth track since its launch in 1978 by Adriano Aere and Emilia Giberti.

Gerber Launches New Leather Cutting System

Gerber Launches New Leather Cutting System

When field testing its newly introduced Taurus II leather-cutting system, Gerber Technology found the system improved yield results by as much as 10 percent over manual or die cutting.