TECHNOLOGY

App Gives Manufacturers an Eye on the Production Floor

By Alison A. Nieder | June 18, 2015

Alpharetta, Ga.–based solutions provider Shopfloor Support LLC has launched Shopfloor Eye, a solution that helps manufacturers collect production data and get real-time visibility on the factory floor.

Survey Finds M-Commerce Revenue Doubled in Last Year

Shopping using a mobile phone, or m-commerce, nearly doubled in the last year as smartphone revenue rose 97.6 percent to $18,237,133, according to Pittsburgh-based mobile commerce platform Branding Brand, which recently released its Mobile Commerce Index.

Business Tools for Capitalizing on Trend Information

Business Tools for Capitalizing on Trend Information

Global trend and style intelligence firm WGSN relaunched its website to combine its strengths with Stylesight, the New York–based trend forecasting firm it acquired last November.

UPDATE: The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

Fashion enthusiasts often turn to celebrities and musical icons for style reference. And in a time and age when a majority of shopping is done over the Internet, it seems a sensible idea to combine the two elements and establish a shopable celebrity-style database.

Centric’s New Investment to Fund China Expansion

Centric Software Inc. announced on July 29 that it received $24 million in Series D capital funding.

The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

Newly launched e-commerce site The Influence uses celebrity images and makes their outfits accessible by a simple click of a button.

Visionet Systems’ EdgeAX Releases Updated Apparel and Retail Solution

EdgeAX has introduced a new update, which is compatible with the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning solution AX 2012 R3.

Gerber Lands Innovation Award for Design and Cutting-Room Integration

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)

Full Circle Lite: Software for the Emerging Fashion Company

Since Innovative Systems opened for business in 1994, some of the action-sports field’s biggest players have signed up to use its Full Circle software.

Demand-Based Manufacturing Readies for Commercial Roll-Out

A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.

Demand-Based Manufacturing Prepares for Commercial Roll-Out

Demand-Based Manufacturing Prepares for Commercial Roll-Out

A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.

Le Tote: Finding A Stylist In The Machine

Le Tote is riding the wave that has spawned other rental e-commerce rental sites such as Rent the Runway and Bag Borrow & Steal. But the San Francisco e-retailer has carved out a unique niche for itself.

Stitch Labs: Fashion Advice from a Nuclear Scientist

Levey’s company, Stitch Labs Inc., headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, recently released a new platform for its online inventory program that has a focus on the fashion business.

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.