TECHNOLOGY

The Many Ways 3-D Technology Is Changing Fashion

By Paula Levy, Contributing Writer | September 20, 2018

The IHL Group, a global research and analysis company, has reported a loss of $8.4 billion annually for fashion and retail due to returns for wrong sizing and fit. This makes 3-D technology for fashion and retail one of the fastest-growing technologies, with proven value for design and product development as well as consumer engagement.

The Natural Connection to Cotton-Seed Selection

The Natural Connection to Cotton-Seed Selection

The apparel and textile industries are under a lot of pressure these days.

BioCellection Breaks Down Sustainable Manufacturing

BioCellection Breaks Down Sustainable Manufacturing

As pollution from apparel production continues to bring greater attention to clothing manufacturing, many companies are seeking more-sustainable materials to produce their goods.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules E-Tailers Must Collect Sales Taxes

Retail trade organizations cheered a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes in areas where they do not have offices, warehouses or bricks-and-mortar stores.

Avocado Grows Retail-Delivery Business on West Coast and Hawaii

Bringing the Grubhub model of delivery service to the apparel retail industry, Avocado announced it is entering into partnerships with local stores in select cities to provide a shopping, pickup and delivery service that connects consumers with clothing.

Digital Commerce Looks For Clearer View in Net-Neutrality Fight

Obama-era net-neutrality Internet rules have been officially repealed, leaving businesses and average Internet users wondering what will happen next when they go online.

Artificial Intelligence: How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are often used interchangeably, but they are different.

ShopTheFloor, OffPrice365 Up Their Games

About 30,000 retailers shop for fashion on the online trade show ShopTheFloor, which is owned by UBM, the parent company of MAGIC.

Lectra Brings Cloud-Connected Cutting Room 4.0 to Texprocess

During the first day of this year’s Texprocess Americas—the apparel-manufacturing event in Atlanta that showcases new technology and equipment—Lectra continued to reveal its fresh innovations, which allow industry professionals to streamline production.

Upgraded 3D Platforms Go High-tech

The age of fast fashion has led to a need for faster design technology, but breakthroughs to produce a better 3-D platform have been moving slowly. During the first half of 2018, leaders in the apparel-technology segment have elevated their digital solutions to generate realistic patterns, accurate samples and streamline product lifecycle management (PLM).

Ghost Flower Blends Apparel Innovation With Eastern Medicine

Ghost Flower Blends Apparel Innovation With Eastern Medicine

When avid tennis player and marathon runner Susie Peebler woke up one morning unable to move, she couldn’t understand the cause of her injury. After her doctor recommended back surgery, she instead self-healed through yoga. As a geophysicist, Peebler wanted to know the scientific reasons behind her relief and sought answers through Chinese medicine.

Digital Summit Los Angeles Promotes Efficient Customer Engagement

For the third year, Digital Summit Los Angeles brought together marketing leaders at the Skirball Cultural Center. On April 10 and 11, nearly 1,000 attendees networked and listened to experts explain how to successfully use digital tools to engage customers.

Disruptive Retail Business Intelligence: The Shift to Self-Service and Modern Analytics

For most retailers, gone are the days when data was stored in silos with multiple versions of Excel. Today, sources of data are centralized and can be pulled for reporting across channels and organizational areas. These include stores, online, mobile apps, email, loyalty, customer support, social media, reviews and third-party sources. Overwhelming, to be sure!

The World’s Smallest Shoe Factory Introduced to FIDM Students

Since its launch in 2003, shoe brand Keen Footwear has sought to change the market and become a force for good in the world. It is famous for its “Newport” sandal—an active footwear style designed with a reinforced toe—and it continues to search for new innovations.

Luxury e-Consignment App Tradesy Acquires Styling Service Fitz

Nearly six years after its official launch, the luxury secondhand-clothing marketplace app Tradesy has acquired Fitz, an in-home service that books professional stylists for clients who require closet organization and wardrobe styling.

Centric Aims to Innovate PLM With Mobile Apps

Product Lifecycle Management is considered a way to get different teams of people to work on a project through one software program. Centric Software, headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, is aiming to allow many more people to get involved in a project.