TECHNOLOGY

Technical Advice for the Retailer—from Brick-and-Mortar to Online-Only

By Alison A. Nieder | May 19, 2016

Sean Finnigan, vice president of program services for Teamwork Retail, was speaking at “Take It to the Next Level: Empowering Retailers Through Technology,” an all-day event on May 10 at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, Calif., hosted by One Step Retail Solutions.

3D-Printed Fabric and Washable LED Screens Among the Innovation Awards Winners at Techtextil

New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.

Consolidating Sales Data to Drive Growth for Retailers

Consolidating Sales Data to Drive Growth for Retailers

42 Technologies is a cloud-based tool designed to assist apparel retailers to sort through raw sales data from all vertical channels to help grow revenue.

Lyon + Post: Don’t Pay Up Front for Fashion

Start-up e-commerce site Lyon + Post, headquartered in San Francisco’s Financial District, is one of a number of companies that offers a don’t-pay-upfront deal to its shoppers.

Streddo; E-commerce & Fashion Incubator Takes A Bow

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Streddo said it will work with new designers, emerging designers and even some proven fashion brands looking to become more-fierce competitors.

PLM’s Next Step: Can Maturing Tech Foster Fashion Innovation?

High-profile fashion brands and apparel companies such as VF Corp., Billabong International Limited, Jerry Leigh and Stony Apparel Corp. all use product lifecycle management software to design clothes and bring them to market, but PLM vendors hope to make their software do even more.

Open Style Lab: Making Apparel Accessible to All

Open Style Lab: Making Apparel Accessible to All

With a mission “to make style accessible to people of all abilities,” the interdisciplinary research and development project seeks to find ways of “creating innovative wearable solutions for people with disabilities.”

Tech Companies Look to Consumers and Connectivity to Drive Apparel Industry

From the shifting nature of analytics to consumers’ growing influence to the consumer connectivity of the “Internet of things,” key technology issues and their impact on apparel retailers and brands were discussed by technology experts who recently gathered in Los Angeles.

Lingerie Brand Regina Miracle Adds Centric PLM

Regina Miracle International Ltd., a Hong Kong–based lingerie and shapewear maker, is adding Centric 8 product lifecycle management software to help coordinate collaboration between the lingerie company’s sample-development team and its customers and its internal sample-development team.

Florida Apparel Brand Lord Daniel Taps NGC for ERP

Lord Daniel Sportswear selected NGC’s fashion enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to help the Florida company manage its growing specialty apparel business.

Roberto Cavalli Uses Optitex CAD to Coordinate Hand-Crafted Details and Tight Turn Times

Italian luxury brand Roberto Cavalli added the Optitex 2-D Pattern Making and Optitex 3-D Virtual Prototyping CAD Suites.

What’s Next for Elyse Walker

What’s Next for Elyse Walker

Retailers do business in a world where every sale counts, but since Elyse Walker started her self-named boutique more than 15 years ago, she tried to take a different sales angle.

Bungalow Clothing Gets Funding by Mixing E-commerce With Old-School Retail

Bungalow Clothing Gets Funding by Mixing E-commerce With Old-School Retail

The executives of online shopping site Bungalow Clothing believe there is a new way of building an e-commerce business, and it means taking a page from one of the oldest playbooks in retail.

Spanish Brand Encuentro Moda Centralizes Operations with YuniquePLM

Barcelona-based fashion label Encuentro Moda is using YuniquePLM to streamline its product lifecycle management and provide a centralized platform for its operations in retail, design and manufacturing.

BM Merchandising Selects Simparel Enterprise Solution

BM Merchandising Co. Ltd., maker of the Royal Blue brand of men’s and juniors denim and knit apparel brands and a private-label producer, is replacing its legacy business system and software tools with Simparel Enterprise Solution.

Petit Bateau Selects Lectra Fashion PLM

To help streamline product development and improve speed-to-market, French label Petit Bateau selected Lectra Fashion PLM.