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Keeping Up With Sustainability Demand

By John McCurry, Contributing Writer | August 9, 2018

Building sustainability aspects into products and figuring out ways to serve the particular mindset of millennials are among the challenges facing fiber manufacturers.

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.

It’s All in a Name for Google’s Wearable Technology

One week before Baselworld, Europe’s leading watch and jewelry event, Google announced a change to its Android Wear, which will now be known as Wear OS by Google.

NuOrder Extends Online Trade Show

At the beginning of the year, the NuOrder business-to-business e-commerce platform worked with the Agenda trade show to produce a digital extension of the event.

Can Progressive PLM Fix a Fashion Problem?

The new generation of shoppers is constantly connected, which sets up new expectations and selling models such as “see now, buy now,” direct-to-consumer and IWWIWWIWI (I Want What I Want When I Want It). Customers are now fully in charge of what, when and where they engage and how they buy.

Is ‘Smart Clothing’ Set to Supercharge the Fashion Industry?

Fashion can be forgiving … sometimes. Forget fiddly watches, wireless earbuds that don’t stay put and unattractive virtual-reality glasses. “Smart clothing” is set to supercharge the fashion industry.

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

New High-Tech Yarn Is the Ticket to Smart Garments

A North Carolina yarn manufacturer is hoping to “push the envelope” in the burgeoning smart textiles category.

Epson Asks Designers to Create Fashion Prints With New Printing Technology

Epson is holding its fourth annual “Epson Digital Couture Project” on Feb. 6 in New York leading up to New York Fashion Week, which begins Feb. 8.

Grosso Moda Invests Deeper into Gerber Technology’s Software

The Netherlands’ Grosso Moda works with a network of apparel factories based around the globe.