TECHNOLOGY

The World’s Smallest Shoe Factory Introduced to FIDM Students

By Dorothy Crouch | April 12, 2018

Since its launch in 2003, shoe brand Keen Footwear has sought to change the market and become a force for good in the world. It is famous for its “Newport” sandal—an active footwear style designed with a reinforced toe—and it continues to search for new innovations.

Intertek Adds New Testing Services for Activewear, Leathergoods

Intertek, the Chicago-based quality-assurance provider, has expanded its textile testing services to meet the needs of the makers of activewear and leather goods.

Gerber’s Sam Simpson Retiring After 47 Years With Company

After 47 years with Gerber Technology, Sam Simpson announced plans to retire, but the longtime technology executive will continue to serve as a consultant to the Tolland, Conn., company as well as acting as a special adviser to Gerber Chief Executive Officer Mohit Uberoi.

Lectra Introduces Fashion PLM 4.0 at Industry 4.0 Event

French equipment and software maker Lectra recently introduced its latest product lifecycle management software at an industry event at the Paris-based company’s technology center in Bordeaux.

The Hundreds.com’s Tech Revamp With Shopify Plus

Bobby Kim built a community with blogs featuring a running commentary on the state of streetwear, hip-hop, rock, politics, travel, food and whatever else grabbed his attention.

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.