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TECHNOLOGY

Avery Dennison Helps Rebecca Minkoff Connect to Customers Through the #AlwaysOn Handbag

By Alison A. Nieder | November 16, 2017

Rebecca Minkoff’s #AlwaysOn handbags feature technology that allows customers to receive exclusive offers, product recommendations and video content. But that’s not all the bags can do, according to a recently released study.

Fashion Robot Company Gets $4.5 Million Investment

SoftWear Automation Inc. is an Atlanta-based company that forecasts a future where apparel is going to be sewn by machines or “sewbots,” robots that sew.

Centric to Host PLM Education Series at Outdoor Retailer

Los Gatos, Calif.–based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution provider Centric Software will host a series of seminars and demos to help apparel companies “Get PLM Educated” at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City next month.

Bamboo Rose Extends Social Reach of PLM

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

Tukatech Introduces New Cloud-Based Solutions for Design Community

Los Angeles–based technology and software company Tukatech is increasing its offerings for the design community.

Centric Launches Visual Innovation Platform to Share Information Visually Across Company Departments in Real Time

Campbell, Calif.–based technology solutions provider Centric Software has launched the Centric Visual Innovation Platform, a collection of digital boards for mobile devices such as the iPad and the iPhone, as well as large-scale, touch-screen televisions.

Will Google Assistant Become Retail’s Next Big Thing?

Technology company Google recently announced new angles to its Google Assistant. With a voice command, Google Assistant can offer help with a number of tasks, such as making phone calls, playing music and looking up information, similar to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Echo.

Key Industry Issues on the Agenda at AIMS360 Empowerment Conference

Don Nunnari first began working with True Religion when the premium-denim brand was in its infancy.

The Nuances of Profitability vs. Growth Discussed at Fashion Digital Conference

The Nuances of Profitability vs. Growth Discussed at Fashion Digital Conference

Profitability is a powerful weapon for a company, “to be used thoughtfully and consciously,” said Rebecca Kaden, a partner at Howard Shultz’s capital venture firm, Maveron.

Simparel Acquires Shopfloor Support LLC

New York–based Simparel Inc. has acquired Shopfloor Support LLC, an Alpharetta, Ga.–based solution that collects production data and provides real-time visibility on the factory floor.

Centric’s L.A. Event Puts Focus on Implementation, Integration

Two seasoned apparel executives—one with Kate Spade and the other with New Zealand active wool apparel brand Icebreaker—gave their insight into implementing and using Centric Software’s product lifecycle management solutions at an event hosted by the Campbell, Calif.–based software company.

Fashion’s Robotic Future

Fashion’s Robotic Future

Many futurists predict a giant shakeup in the jobs market in the near future as bus drivers, construction workers, paralegals and pharmaceutical workers are forecast to be pushed out of their gigs by job candidates who don’t have a heartbeat. They will be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

Alvanon and BodiData Partner Up to Help Apparel Industry With Sizing

How many times have customers praised a designer for a pair of perfectly fitted blue jeans and then snapped them up without glancing at the price?

Nordstrom Taps Infor Cloud-based POS System

Nordstrom is switching to a new cloud-based point-of-sale system run by technology-solutions provider Infor.

Sene Brings Tech-Enabled Suits To District La Brea

The secret to making the perfect suit involves a certain harmony; it balances how a suit fits the wearer, the materials used in the suit and its overall design/look, according to Ray Li.

Epson Panel Explores Tech’s Impact on Fashion

Whether you’re a small startup designer or a long-established global brand, digital technology is becoming an ever more essential part of the fashion supply chain, industry experts agree.