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Epson Introduces First Direct-to-Fabric Printer in North America

By Tyler Shultz | May 23, 2022

Epson America, Inc., has announced the launch of its first direct-to-fabric printer available in North America, the Monna Lisa 8000. It combines engineering with advanced design to deliver the capabilities to print on a wide range of fabrics and is the result of over 20 years of research, development and customer feedback.

Las Vegas Fashion Week: Sourcing at Magic

Las Vegas Fashion Week: Sourcing at Magic

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Levi’s Gives Its Customers a BOOST With New Technology

Levi’s Gives Its Customers a BOOST With New Technology

Levi Strauss & Co. began making dungarees for gold miners, cowboys, ranchers and everyone else in the Old West. It was “pioneering” then and hasn’t slowed down with innovations.

Port of Long Beach Welcomes First Environmentally Sustainable Ship

Port of Long Beach Welcomes First Environmentally Sustainable Ship

You may have heard of the madness of King George—there’s a superb 1994 biopic about it—but that’s certainly not the case with this George III, who’s not a monarch but a cargo ship.

LYCRA and Browzwear Enter Partnership to Save Time, Reduce Waste

LYCRA and Browzwear Enter Partnership to Save Time, Reduce Waste

When it comes to wearing clothes, one of the highest virtues is simplicity. When it comes to making them, it’s efficiency. And now The LYCRA Company, the global textile giant, plans to make that a lot easier for designers thanks to a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D software for the apparel industry.

3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties

3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties

Adding to its evolving mix of textile solutions, 3M has introduced 3M-Specified Water Repellent Greige Yarn, which joins its other fabric-based innovations including 3M Thinsulate Insulation and Scotchgard Protector.

Solstiss Returns to L.A. With a New Showroom

Solstiss Returns to L.A. With a New Showroom

Fashion goes round and round in cycles, which is not so different from the way Earth orbits the sun. Solstiss may sound like the twice-annual event that occurs at the height of summer and depth of winter, but this kind of solstice is perennial.

Supima and TextileGenesis Form Strategic Partnership for Cotton Traceability Standards

Supima and TextileGenesis Form Strategic Partnership for Cotton Traceability Standards

If you’re going to be part of a fashion scandal, it’s much better if you’re, say, the designer of a risqué dress worn on the red carpet since a little notoriety can be a boon to business. The kind you don’t want is the kind that befell red-logoed retailer Target six years ago when it turned out a bunch of fashions from so-called Egyptian cotton it was selling that were not, in fact, from the land of the pyramids.

Elomi

Elomi

Elomi, a Korea-based lingerie and swimwear brand designed for fuller figures, has partnered with Hyosung, the world’s largest manufacturer of spandex, for an elegant new swim collection made from Hyosung’s creora highclo spandex.

Calico Helps Brands Regain Control of Their Supply Chains

Calico Helps Brands Regain Control of Their Supply Chains

In an effort to tackle returns, the Toronto-based supply-chain OS company Calico aims to provide a smart solution that helps retailers streamline their supply chains, allowing them to solve the problem earlier rather than post-sale.

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Showcase Latest Innovations for Textile Industry

Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Showcase Latest Innovations for Textile Industry

The co-located Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America shows took place May 17–19 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, returning for the first time since 2018.

VNTANA and ByondXR Partner to Create 3D Virtual Showrooms in the Metaverse

VNTANA and ByondXR Partner to Create 3D Virtual Showrooms in the Metaverse

VNTANA has announced a partnership with ByondXR to help brands and retailers take a step further into the metaverse by creating 3D digital showrooms.

WGSN Launches TrendCurve+

WGSN Launches TrendCurve+

Trend-forecasting company WGSN has announced the launch of TrendCurve+, a fashion-planning tool that combines data sources across social, search, shelf, shows and sentiment with advanced machine learning to tell customers which trends to invest in, how much and when.

WaveOn Partners With YKK to Join Touchlink Fastener Network

WaveOn Partners With YKK to Join Touchlink Fastener Network

The YKK Group announced that WaveOn has joined its network of software partners supporting YKK’s Touchlink fasteners, enabled with Near Field Communication technology.

Delta Apparel Launches On-Demand ‘Digital First” Solution

Delta Apparel Launches On-Demand ‘Digital First” Solution

Delta Apparel, Inc., has announced the expansion of its digital print business through the installation and use of newly developed digital print technology in collaboration with global digital sports platform and provider of licensed sports merchandise Fanatics.

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