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Taking a Cue from James Bond to Design Performance Wear for Professionals

By John McCurry, Contributing Writer | December 28, 2017

Will 3-D knitting become the wave of the future in apparel manufacturing? A 5-year-old firm in Boston believes so. Since March, the company has been using a Shima Seiki machine positioned at its Boston flagship store to produce custom-knitted blazers.

Thursday Finest: Tapping Into 3D for Made-in-America Fashions

A Brooklyn, N.Y.–based husband-and-wife team is seeking to disrupt the traditional business model for textile and apparel manufacturing with a startup company that produces neckties, socks and scarves on a custom-order basis using the latest 3-D knitting technology.

Industry Voices: Can Sustainability Be Sexy?

With consumers not prepared to pay a premium for more-ethical goods and services, what does the industry have to do?

Sensoria: Fitness Tracking Meets Smart Garments

The founders of Sensoria Inc. believe that clothing can be the next wave of “ultra-personal computing” and have created a collection of apparel featuring embedded sensors that connect to an app that tracks data such as activity type, heart rate, gait and in-footwear pressure to the user.

Terrot’s New Corizon Machine Combines Spinning and Knitting to Save Time, Money and Energy

Members of the U.S. apparel industry turned out recently at a demonstration of a new machine that combines the functions of a spinning machine and a knitting machine.

Silicon Valley–Based EFI Acquires Optitex

Electronics For Imaging Inc., a printing technology firm based in Fremont, Calif., has acquired Israel-based design software firm Optitex Ltd. for approximately $52.8 million.

Kornit Says New Vulcan Printers Can Reduce Cost Per Print by 40 Percent

Commercial printing solutions provider Kornit Digital North American is preparing to begin shipping its Vulcan system.

Tim Gunn Returns to Speak at Gerber Ideation 2016

“Project Runway” star Tim Gunn will be speaking about the convergence of fashion and technology at Gerber Technology’s Ideation technology conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

Retailers Need to Move from Omnichannel 1.0 to Omnichannel 2.0 to Stay Relevant

Retailers scrambling to enter the omni-channel world may already be behind their competitors.

Tukatech Appoints Director for Europe

Los Angeles–based technology solutions provider Tuka­tech Inc. named Marta Maiandi director of Tukatech Europe.

Epson Acquires 100 Percent Stake in Italian Textile Printing Firm

Epson Italia S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of printing company Epson, is acquiring a 100 percent stake in the Italian textile printing business Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l.

Survey: Fit Issues Impact Shopping Decisions Online and In-Store

Nearly 60 percent of shoppers say they would buy more often if they could be assured of consistent fit, according to a recently released study by Body Labs, a New York–based company that creates and customises 3-D models of the human body.

Under Armour Launched Mobile UA Shop

Under Armour launched its first mobile app created to mix shopping with its Under Armour Connected Fitness platform, which includes several applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.

NetSuite Introduces Software Designed for Apparel and Accessories Retailers

San Jose, Calif.–based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and omni-channel software provider NetSuite Inc. has a new solution designed specifically for apparel and accessories retailers.

Social Media Advice From Industry Experts and Model Coco Rocha: Let Consumers Lead

Social Media Advice From Industry Experts and Model Coco Rocha: Let Consumers Lead

Before the World Wide Web, marketing was relatively simple. Companies chose their paths and consumers naturally followed because, frankly, they did not have another option. But today—with real-time feedback, increasing transparency in supply chains and sponsored content—consumers are more educated and are calling the shots about what they want to buy and when they want to buy it.

AIMS360 Treats Customers to a Day of Business Advice and Burgers

AIMS360 customers, the LA-based technology company has covered quite a bit of ground, from breaking down batch processes to making EDI (electronic data interchange) more efficient to tips for creating business intelligence reports and pivot tables using AIMS360 software.