TECHNOLOGY

Gerber Technology Shares Sold to American Industrial Partners

By Alison A. Nieder | September 1, 2016

San Francisco–based private-equity firm Vector Capital has sold its shares in software and equipment maker Gerber Technology to American Industrial Partners for an undisclosed amount.

TukaTech Takes CAD to the Cloud

Los Angeles–based equipment and software solutions provider Tukatech has introduced Tukacad Professional Edition on the Cloud, a computer-aided pattern making, grading and marker software solution that allows users to begin working with the program as soon as they subscribe.

AIMS 360 Now Offers Shopify Integration

Los Angeles apparel-industry software provider AIMS 360 has integrated e-commerce platform Shopify into its ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution to help facilitate e-commerce operations.

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.

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