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TECHNOLOGY

Vida: Using Printing Tech to Connect Designers, Artists, Producers and Consumers

By Alyson Bender | November 12, 2014

Vida, a new e-commerce platform that launched Nov. 12, is channeling talent from around the world and using new direct-to-fabric technology to turn all forms of multi-media art to digital prints at the speed and ease that an at-home printer provides.

INDUSTRY VOICES Technology: The Fashion Course You Can't Live Without

The next big name in fashion might be sitting in a U.S. classroom right now. But when that student walks across the stage to accept his diploma, how can he ensure his designs eventually walk the runway?

With PLM, Evy of California Gets a Jumpstart on the Design Process

With PLM, Evy of California Gets a Jumpstart on the Design Process

For many apparel companies, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is seen as a tool to aid in production. But when Evy of California added NGC’s NGC PLM about two years ago, the company found the software changed the way the design department operates.

True & Co’s New Science of Bra Sizing

True & Co’s New Science of Bra Sizing

The quest to make a better bra is never ending, and San Francisco fashion tech company True & Co. believes that it has designed the big data way of making a bra with a spectacular fit.

Adrianna Papell Taps TukaTech for Product Development

Adrianna Papell Taps TukaTech for Product Development

After 30 years making patterns manually, New York–based eveningwear and dress maker Adrianna Papell is computerizing the product-development process with Los Angeles–based technology-solutions provider Tukatech.

Lectra Strikes Partnership With Spectraflow

Technology-solutions provider Lectra has formed a stra­tegic partnership with Novato, Calif.–based Spectraflow, a color workflow solutions provider for the apparel, graphic design and printing industries.

Wellen Women Tries New Model In Product Launch

Wellen Women Tries New Model In Product Launch

Just after wrapping up its Free & Swell collaboration with global Japanese retailer Uniqlo, Los Angeles–headquartered label Wellen is getting ready to roll out its line for women aged 20 and up called Wellen Women.

The Secret Formula to Find and Keep Online Customers

The Secret Formula to Find and Keep Online Customers

When the online shopping site Ruche started analyzing the buying habits of its customers, it found that 50 percent of the company’s revenues were coming from 25 percent of its return customers.

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.