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Gerber’s Sam Simpson Retires after 47 Years of Leadership

Sam Simpson, Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts at Gerber Technology, has announced his retirement. The veteran will, however, continue to assist Gerber Technology as a Consultant and provide updates on trending customer needs and oversight on software compliance. He will also help the company, which currently serves its 78,000 customers in about 130 countries worldwide, maintain and strengthen its key partnerships in the sewn industry. Sam has been an integral part of the sewn […]

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INVISTA Launches Fabric Finder Tool for Intimate Apparel Industry

Leading manufacturer of chemical intermediaries, polymers and fibres, INVISTA has launched a new tool named ‘LYCRA Bra Fabric Finder’, to make life easier for the comfort bra designers. The firm, which boasts of some of the industry’s favourite materials like LYCRA, COOLMAX and THEMROLITE, has created the tool to help lingerie designers in selecting appropriate material with respect to the bra design in an efficient way. Displayed at recently concluded Interfilière Paris, the world’s biggest […]

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Medline to offer antimicrobial treatment SilvaClean

US-based patient-centred solutions and services provider, Medline, has signed an agreement to supply ‘SilvaClean’, an anti-microbial laundry solution, to US hospitals and healthcare industries. A water-based ionic silver treatment, SilvaClean, eliminates the growth of odour- and stain-causing bacteria and mildew on textile products (like patient bedding, gowns, professional apparels, curtains, etc.) each time they are washed. Approved by the US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SilvaClean from Applied Silver Inc., is also termed as a ‘Greener’ […]

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Tukatech, University of Fashion join hands on TUKAcad video training

The University of Fashion (UofF) has partnered with Tukatech to provide video training lessons on TUKAcad, Tukatech’s flagship software for pattern making, grading and marker making. Tukatech, the world’s largest online fashion design video library, offers video training lessons that are accessible to everyone with over 50,000 UofF subscribers already, and that too at fraction of the cost of traditional schools. “The UofF students have perfected their skills and now they want to learn the latest, […]

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AFFOA opens National Fabric Innovation Centre

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) has opened National Fabric Innovation Centre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA with the launch of new functional fabrics. The US $ 10 million centre opens with space for startup textile innovation companies, workforce development and product prototyping. According to AFFOA, the innovative fabric made in this centre will deliver communication to the lights in the room, allowing the user to play music through headwear. With both safety and recreational aims, […]

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NYC Alliance selects CGS’s BlueCherry PLM

NYC Alliance Holdings Inc., a multi-platform apparel company, has selected CGS’ BlueCherry® Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, providing end-to-end capabilities for apparel and consumer lifestyle brands. The implementation of BlueCherry PLM will support company’s growth, bring end-to-end visibility to its product lifecycle and improve its timeline to bring goods to market. “Having been a BlueCherry ERP customer for five years now, we wanted to add a solution to improve our product lifecycle visibility and remove […]

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Gerber Technology appoints new VP for Global Service and Aftermarket

With the entire apparel value chain undergoing digital transformation and market demands growing every day, organizations are striving hard to adopt automation and digitization to remain competitive. Matching up with the same trend Gerber Technology, the leading apparel technology provider, has appointed Brandy Moore, as the Vice President of Global Service and Aftermarket whose role would be to match up with the changing apparel industry through sales and services. Steve Gore, Senior Vice President, Automation […]

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Fashion firm Xehar to develop mobile shopping app

US-based fashion firm, Xehar, a provider of custom styled plus-sized outfits, has recently announced to develop a new Xehar Mobile Shopping App to capture emerging m-commerce market. Product offerings on the Xehar app will include professional style, casual wear, active wear, evening wear, shoes, and accessories. Xehar is seeking US $ 4 million funding to develop the mobile-enabled on-demand shopping app as well as to build the web-based e-commerce platform. Also, the sales and distribution […]

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SoftWear Automation gets US $ 4.5 million funding

SoftWear Automation Inc., a US-based machine-vision robotics firm, has received financial grant of US $ 4.5 million from CTW Venture Partners. The funding will accelerate the company’s development of fully automated sewn good worklines specifically for apparel production in the United States. The company is leading the disruption of the US $ 100 billion sewn products industry with its next-generation sewing worklines for home goods, footwear and apparel. The company’s fully automated Sewbots™ allow manufacturers […]

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Workwear brand Carhartt opts for Centric PLM

One of US’ premium workwear brands which deals in clothing for railway workers, Carhartt, has selected Centric Software’ Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to streamline its global operations. This PLM solution will replace the company’s existing custom in-house Product Data Management (PDM) system. According to the company, the current PDM system to manage the design and production of clothing lines is not effective in longer run as the rapid growth of Carhartt will soon outstrip […]

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Michael Gerald selects Visionet Systems’ digital solutions

Michael Gerald Ltd., an industry pioneer in designing and manufacturing of casual menswear in the US and Canada, has partnered with Visionet Systems, the leader in apparel digital solutions, to implement Microsoft Cloud software and transform its business by streamlining all internal and partner-related business processes to sustain long-term operational excellence. Explaining the features of its cloud solution, Visionet says that Microsoft Dynamics 365 helps companies to dynamically change their supply chain designs and accommodate […]

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Simparel launches new PLM solution

Simparel, the innovator in next generation information technology solutions for fashion and consumer goods, has announced the launch of its all-new Simparel PLM EVO Solution. According to the company, the latest cloud- and web-based platform effectively redefines the user experience by enhancing design creativity and productivity; automating tasks and processes; and providing easy to understand analytics that drives more-timely and better-informed business decisions across the product design, development and sourcing processes. Adding on, Simparel PLM […]

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Veronica Beard partners with Simparel to foster growth

US-based women’s sportswear brand Veronica Beard has made a major change in its IT system by replacing its old ERP system with the Simparel® Enterprise software solution at its headquarters in New York City. Easy to deploy, Simparel solution offers greater scalability, performance and total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise solutions. The fashion retailer went live with Simparel Enterprise solution in the month of April. When fully implemented, the company will leverage the natively […]

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Tape à l’oeil reduces ‘time to market’ with Centric 8

Centric Software, the leading PLM solutions provider for fashion, retail, outdoor, and consumer goods companies, has complemented its list of happy customers with Tape à l’oeil, an omni-channel children’s wear company. The company chose Centric Software PLM to replace excel sheets and exchange information via e-mail as a means of communication as it often caused data entry duplication and errors. With the help of Centric Software’s Agile Deployment MethodologySM, the company now has a single source […]

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Ministry of Supply makes a blazer in 90 minutes!

Boston (US)-based clothing retailer Ministry of Supply has installed a 3D robotic knitting machine at its flagship Newbury Street store. The 10-feet long WHOLEGARMENT Mach2XS machine, made by Japanese computerized flat knitting machinery pioneer Shima Seiki, is capable of knitting a customized blazer automatically in around 90 minutes. Explaining the technology, the retailer says that the customers just need to provide specifications such as colour and measurements which will be programmed into the machine with […]

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