TECHNOLOGY

Bamboo Rose Extends Social Reach of PLM

By Andrew Asch | June 1, 2017

Product Lifecycle Management software is something of a social media for the manufacturing set.

Epson Returns to the Runway at NYFW With Annual Digital Couture Event

Epson Returns to the Runway at NYFW With Annual Digital Couture Event

Epson< hosted its third annual “Digital Couture” New York Fashion Week event on Feb. 7 at Chelsea’s IAC building, showcasing 13 design teams from North and Latin America.

C-Print’s FabFad Wants to Bring Tech to Print Buying

The discussion of technology and textiles tends to focus on new fiber developments or automation within a fabric mill. Los Angeles–based printer and full-package production house C-Print has introduced FabFad, a new way to bring tech into the textile-buying process.

The Year in Tech

It was a year of investment and acquisitions in the technology world with several major deals going down in printing technology, cloud-based applications and software applications.

See It Buy It Plans To Cut M-Commerce Clutter

Joe Monastiero wants to clean up online shopping.

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Avery Dennison Collaborations Take RFID to the Design Room

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has found a home along the apparel-industry supply chain from factory to distribution center to retail sales floor. Some designers are looking to introduce the technology at the very beginning of the chain by incorporating RFID into the design of garments and accessories.

Infor Lands $2 Billion Investment from Koch Equity

Koch Equity Development LLC, the investment and acquisition subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., which also owns Lycra parent company Invista, will invest more than $2 billion in Infor, the New York–based provider of cloud-based, industry-specific business applications in a bid to help Infor accelerate innovation and expand distribution.

Tukatech Looks to Tap New Business With Tuka3D Enterprise Edition

Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment maker Tukatech has introduced a new Enterprise Edition of its Tuka3D to make the 3-D computer-aided design software accessible to more apparel makers.

TukaTech Takes CAD to the Cloud

Los Angeles–based equipment and software solutions provider Tukatech has introduced Tukacad Professional Edition on the Cloud, a computer-aided pattern making, grading and marker software solution that allows users to begin working with the program as soon as they subscribe.

AIMS 360 Now Offers Shopify Integration

Los Angeles apparel-industry software provider AIMS 360 has integrated e-commerce platform Shopify into its ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution to help facilitate e-commerce operations.

Gerber Technology Shares Sold to American Industrial Partners

San Francisco–based private-equity firm Vector Capital has sold its shares in software and equipment maker Gerber Technology to American Industrial Partners for an undisclosed amount.

Thursday Finest: Tapping Into 3D for Made-in-America Fashions

A Brooklyn, N.Y.–based husband-and-wife team is seeking to disrupt the traditional business model for textile and apparel manufacturing with a startup company that produces neckties, socks and scarves on a custom-order basis using the latest 3-D knitting technology.

Industry Voices: Can Sustainability Be Sexy?

With consumers not prepared to pay a premium for more-ethical goods and services, what does the industry have to do?

Sensoria: Fitness Tracking Meets Smart Garments

The founders of Sensoria Inc. believe that clothing can be the next wave of “ultra-personal computing” and have created a collection of apparel featuring embedded sensors that connect to an app that tracks data such as activity type, heart rate, gait and in-footwear pressure to the user.

Terrot’s New Corizon Machine Combines Spinning and Knitting to Save Time, Money and Energy

Members of the U.S. apparel industry turned out recently at a demonstration of a new machine that combines the functions of a spinning machine and a knitting machine.

Silicon Valley–Based EFI Acquires Optitex

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.