By Dorothy Crouch | July 8, 2021
Fashion-technology firms Tukatech and Sowtex have joined together on a collaboration, which will yield a 3D visualizer and design-lab solution that will reduce the time devoted to sampling processes. Launched July 8 throughout Asia, this digital platform allows all supply-chain members to work together through real data.
In the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Fashion District, at the New Mart building, Fashion Tech Works affords a new space for cultivating creativity blended with innovation. The fashion-focused space serves as a digital design center, content studio, event space and coworking site for designers and brands large and small.
While sites that cater to consumers who want to bid adieu to their old clothing in exchange for a bit of cash have dominated the online resale space, Archive Resale has introduced a model that benefits both brands and sellers. Founded in 2020 by vintage-clothing enthusiast, Google alum and now Archive Resale Chief Executive Officer Emily Gittins and Ryan Rowe, the company’s chief technology officer who is a design, data and user-experience expert, the platform is quickly gaining traction to fill a void in the market.
Resale-as-a-Service platform thredUP Inc. and LG Electronics USA have partnered to help give clothes a second chance and reduce consumers’ fashion footprint.
Ethical fashion manufacturing is at the core of Jessica Kelly’s Thr3efold software-as-a-service business-to-business platform, which affords access to responsible supply-chain partners and invaluable guidance for apparel and soft-accessory brands.
ISKO and Soorty have signed a landmark technology-licensing agreement that partners the two competitors on the production of fabric and garment collections.
Lectra has finalized the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Gerber Technology. It completed the deal on a cash-free, debt-free basis for €175 million, or more than 207.5 million USD, in addition to 5 million newly issued Lectra shares to AIPCF VI LG, Gerber’s sole shareholder. The purchase was financed through a €140 million, or more than 166 million USD, loan and available cash.
Joor has raised $46 million in Series D funding for the company’s investment in platform innovation, payments and financing, and continued global and vertical expansion.
Perfect for creating promotional products, Epson America’s new 24-inch SureColor F570 Professional Edition desktop dye-sublimation printer was introduced on June 24.
Elo7, a privately held marketplace for unique, handmade items, will be acquired by Etsy, Inc., for $217 million after a definitive agreement is signed.
In order to continue offering its clients the best solutions in an ever-changing retail landscape, Ruby Has has partnered with Brightpearl and Happy Returns.
Fashion house Vivienne Westwood has selected Mapp to provide the company’s customer-data platform.
NTWRK has tabbed Jason Brown, a former Foot Locker and PepsiCo marketer, as its first chief marketing officer.
In an effort to scale and target a market value over SEK 25 million, or more than $2.953 million USD, Sweden’s Coloreel has hired Sven Öquist as the company’s new vice president of sales.
Joining together to better serve the apparel community, 3D content-management software provider VNTANA and 3D fashion-technology company Browzwear are aiming to aid brands by streamlining the use of 3D assets across e-commerce, social media and business-to-business sales.