TECHNOLOGY

Ever-Changing Technology Keeps Apparel Makers and Retailers on Their Feet

By Deborah Belgum | April 10, 2014

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.

E-tail Made Easier With 3-D

Engaging customers, personalization and increasing conversion rates have become staple phrases for online

Technology Resources

FDM4 America Inc. Gerber Technology.

RFID Key to Omnichannel Commerce

RFID Key to Omnichannel Commerce

The goal seemed ambitious—even for a major retailer such as Macy’s Inc.

TEXbase Names New Chief Executive

TEXbase - The leading provider of Web-based product compliance named Wayne Huyard as chief executive officer.

Fashionphix’s Tech Solution for Independent Showrooms

Fashionphix’s Tech Solution for Independent Showrooms

Paula Saunders last year started Fashionphix an online developer of virtual showrooms.

Pose Lets Users Search and Shop on Its Social-Media Platform

Pose Lets Users Search and Shop on Its Social-Media Platform

Fashion bloggers who post photos of their daily outfits on social-media platforms may earn a ton of “likes”

EdgeAX Introduces Apparel PLM for Microsoft Dynamics AX

EdgeAX, a unit of Visionet Systems Inc.,announced its new apparel product life management (PLM).

Kohl’s Launches Tech Office in Northern California

Kohl’s Launches Tech Office in Northern California

In order to deal with a growing online sales market, Kohl’s Corp. is launching a new information-technology office in northern California.

Get This App Seeks to Break TV Retail Out of Test Pattern

Get This App Seeks to Break TV Retail Out of Test Pattern

Get This Corp. wants to push television’s possibilities.

Safety and Compliance on the Agenda in Long Beach, Calif.

Product safety, compliance and sustainability issues—including state and international regulations; import surveillance; and developing an efficient, cost-effective and reasonable testing program—will be discussed at an all-day seminar and workshop in Long Beach, Calif., hosted by American Apparel and Footwear Association.

Synergy 17 Offers Rhinestone Font Tool for CorelDraw, Free Font Download

Clovis, Calif.–based embellished-apparel resource Synergy 17 has created a macro for CorelDraw to help apparel designers resize rhinestone fonts for custom applications.

Graphics One's Partnership Puts Metalnox Equipment On-site

Burbank, Calif.–based Graphics One LLC formed a partnership with Metalnox, a Brazil-based maker of heavy-duty calendars and industrial heat presses.

Technology Is Becoming Key for Efficient Fashion Companies

Every apparel maker and retailer knows that technology these days is driving profit and efficiency.

Brother Offers Limited Lease Promotion for Digital Garment Printers

Bridgewater, N.Y.-based Brother International Corp. is running a special 0 percent financing program on its GraffiTeeseries of digital garment printers.

Social Media in the Workplace Is the New Water Cooler

As social media becomes more commonplace, a blurry line has formed between employees’ permissible use of sites such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to discuss work-related issues and employers’ policies regarding discussing company matters in online public forums.