By Alison A. Nieder | February 26, 2015
Italian luxury brand Roberto Cavalli added the Optitex 2-D Pattern Making and Optitex 3-D Virtual Prototyping CAD Suites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Charming Charlie didn’t launch its e-commerce site until seven months ago, years behind many of its competitors. But during its first two weeks of operation, the website was inundated with 700,000 visitors and 34,000 submissions in the gift-card giveaway contest.
Closing the sale is one of the oldest games in retail. E-tailers have their own tech-driven ways to get consumers to buy an item and buy extras. There are widely used collaborative filtering programs, or programs that pre-determine what a consumer will be seeking.