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NGC introduces Andromeda cloud platform

NGC Software, a leading provider of PLM (Product lifecycle management), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and apparel ERP (enterprise resource planning) solutions, has announced the release and general availability of its next-generation Andromeda cloud platform for fashion retailers and brand owners. Andromeda powers the connected enterprise by bringing together all departments – merchandising, product development, sourcing, compliance, purchasing, production, quality, logistics, marketing and sales – in a single cloud-based solution that connects vendors, suppliers and other providers. The Andromeda is an […]

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Maternova launches anti-Zika maternity apparel line

Maternova, a women’s health company, has created a line of mosquito protective apparel in response to the Zika outbreak by weaving mosquito-repellent nanotechnology into every day and maternity clothing. The company relied on a patented nanotechnology to embed scentless mosquito-repellent into the textile. It’s a patented technology. The repellent is EPA-approved and permethrin-free.  “It’s very different from current approaches so even if you sprayed your clothing or went through the process of microencapsulating, this embeds longer […]

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Tolkar brings their laundry machines to India

With claims of saving water, heating energy and chemicals by up to 50 per cent of the current usage, Tolkar, manufacturers of textile processing and commercial laundry machines, brings to India their garment dyeing and washer-extractor machines, keeping in mind the price-sensitivity mindset and environmental restrictions in the country. Present at the recently concluded GTE Bangalore 2016, Gokhan Alagoz, Sales Executive, Tolkar Industrial Laundry & Garment Finishing Machinery, elaborated on the advantages of their front-loading Smartex Miracle machine which […]

October 18, 2016

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Google files patent for its ‘gesture control system’ in garments

Google has filed a patent application with the US Patent & Trademark Office for one of its latest inventions which relates to an all-new ‘gesture control system’ designed specifically to work with future smart garments like an office or ski jacket, sporting cap or jersey, shirts, purses and other bits of clothing able to recognize touch-based gestures, under Project Jacquard, a Google’s platform for embedding sensors and feedback devices in fabrics and clothing. Also Read […]

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First ever 3D printed true-to-size mannequin is here!

British apparel retailer Long Tall Sally, which specializes in apparel for women of 5’8” height and above, has unveiled ‘true-to-size’ mannequin based on the exact proportions of the wearer. The mannequin has been created using 3D scanning and printing technology, as the company claims to be ‘industry’s first’… “In an industry-first, we’re now able to see what our collections will look like on a mannequin created from the exact likeness of one of our customers, […]

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Nobitech’s athletic apparel line to protect from Zika virus!

Nobitech, a budding apparel company announces the release of the first athletic apparel line designed to repel harmful insects as well as the mosquitoes that may carry the ‘Zika virus’. The products in the apparel line use the latest Skintex® technology, the only apparel treatment approved by the EPA to repel mosquitoes using microencapsulation technology, wherein the capsules contain a slow release synthetic repellent that is non-toxic for humans, but deadly to crawling and flying […]

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Teijin develops extra-functional nylon fabrics

Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd. has developed new nylon-based materials and related textiles – DELTAPEAK® and WAVERON™, which offer high functionalities of polyester products such as lightweight, moisture management, anti-transparency, and softness. Also Read – Specialized yarns, the strength of Amarjothi While DELTAPEAK is ideal for outdoor, sports and casual wear with high durability and colouring properties, WAVERON features a unique cross-sectional shape consisting of four flat peaks, which enhance anti-transparency, moisture management and quick-drying. These […]

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Courtaulds Brands adopts Fast React’s Align

Courtaulds Brands Ltd., part of Courtaulds UK, which is a major supplier of private label hosiery to UK high street retailers, has recently adopted Fast React’s Align solution to meet the rising customer demands. To deal with the increased customer demands, optimized machine utilization becomes a pre-requisite, which the Align solution provides. The implementation of Align provides increased visibility and control throughout the planning process, which in turn improves the efficiency of the factory, and […]

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Sensoria introduces Smart Garments and Fitness App

Sensoria has been constantly developing wearable technology and updating their Android application. The company has now increased its focus on developing smart garments that collect important facts of the user, which then can be used to improve the user’s health and help with the user’s fitness regimen. The latest version of the app, Sensoria Fitness v2.0 App pairs itself with the heart rate monitoring (HRM) garments and detects certain cardiac irregularities that can be catastrophic […]

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Review: Garmentech 2016

‘Composite’ is among the key words in the Bangladesh garment industry, as apparel manufacturers are moving towards spinning, while spinning companies are adding garmenting capacities. The recently concluded Garmentech Bangladesh 2016 was also a ‘composite’ event as yarns, fabrics, accessories, as well as latest technology software and machine manufacturing companies from across the world were exhibiting their latest developments. Same was with the visitors – from owners to operators, top exporters to country heads of […]

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Technology vs. Management: Has Management won the war?

On a cold winter morning, in 1995, at the Bobbin International Exhibition arena in Atlanta, (USA), the first apparel consultancy company of India was initiated when the legendry KSA set its foot in India through Technopak. Initial consultants of KSA Technopak were regularly sent to premier technology exhibitions like Bobbin Show, Atlanta and IMB, Cologne to acquaint themselves with the latest technologies in apparel manufacturing. More than 20 years hence, management consultancy is now a […]

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Needles & Elements brings first-ever Spangle Motif Machine to India

Moving forward in value-addition, Needles & Elements India, New Delhi has come up with ‘made in Korea’ Spangle Motif Machine – DECOS S42-M6C from NC Korea, and claims that this is first-of-its-kind in India. The machine was displayed at the recently concluded GTE 2016 in New Delhi, India and garnered good response from the industry as well. Also Read – Technology Levels for Sequin Attachment Advanced Technology for Faster Payback Rajiv Jain, MD, Needles & […]

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Enflux introduces smart apparels to track body movement

Enflux, a startup with focus on innovating fitness apparel with sensors incorporated, is all set to launch a US $ 100,000 kickstarter campaign of its smart apparels infused with latest innovations. If the campaign turns out to be successful, the brand will then complete assembly of the clothes by September, and deliver the first clothes by next year. Also Read – OMsignals launches turnkey platform for smart apparels The range of smart apparels by Enflux […]

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Fashion brand Moods of Norway deploys YuniquePLM V6

Norway-based fashion lifestyle brand that blends Norwegian heritage with international lifestyle and fashion, Moods of Norway has recently adopted Gerber’s web-based product lifecycle management software, YuniquePLMTM V6 to manage its design and development process. “With YuniquePLM V6, we are able to have an individual perspective on products from the ‘get go,’ allowing designers and buyers to monitor and focus on the progress of various products without the use of multiple systems, data files and complexity,” […]

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VEIT Group completes 60 years in business

Global leader in providing garment finishing technology, VEIT Group announced its 60th anniversary, with the second and third generation of the Veit family running the business jointly, which was started by Reinhardt Veit in 1956. Also Read – SHIMA SEIKI Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in UK; to Host Private Exhibition this Month Reinhardt Veit, when started the company, had set new technological standards by two of his innovations – first the ‘cold ironing technology’, which […]

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