Fashion and Tech Merge at Fi3

By By Alyson Bender | October 16, 2014

The intersection of fashion and technology—and the future of wearable technology—was on the agenda at a recent one-day conference hosted by Fi3.

Small e-Tailers Test Price Matching

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Lectra Opens New Tech Center in Georgia

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Lectra Hosts 3-D Tech Demo in LA

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Brand Building Behind the Scenes

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When a designer is first considering launching a line, the first step may be researching the market and creating mood boards, or it might be shopping for textiles or creating original prints and embellishments—followed by design, patternmaking and samples.

Business-to-Business Technology Solutions for Fashion Are Gaining Traction

Business-to-Business Technology Solutions for Fashion Are Gaining Traction

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StyleShoots Opens LA Showroom at Cooper

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Gerber Introduces New Paragon Cutting Platform

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After Fire Claim Denied, Brand Sues Insurance Company

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Taking the Creative Approach to Growing Fashion and Retail

Taking the Creative Approach to Growing Fashion and Retail

If Marshal Cohen had his way, retailers and fashion-industry leaders would have started breaking the rules a long time ago.

HauteLook Founder Adam Bernhard Leaves Website

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StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

StyleShoots Aims to Simplify the Process of Online Product Display

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Vertical Textile and Apparel Maker Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC for PLM and SCM

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Planet Blue Launches New Site, Same-Day Delivery

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