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Lee Adendorff

Articles by Lee Adendorff

2014 was a tumultuous year for many garment-making countries2014: Year in review - Sourcing winners and losers 17 December 2014

2014 was a tumultuous year for many garment-making countries. While some were burdened by ongoing industrial unrest and allegations of poverty wages and labour violations, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.


2014: Year in review - The unusual and unexpected 17 December 2014

Wearable technology, 3D printing, and new frontier fabrics: 2014 was the year where science wove itself onto threads as never before.


2014: Year in review - Retail winners and losers 17 December 2014

International expansion, strong online performance and ethical commitments helped lift some retailers during 2014, but merchandise misses, the closure of underperforming stores, and a profit overstatement weighed on others.


2014: Year in review - Brand winners and losers 17 December 2014

Successful turnaround plans, strong export growth, and innovative products paid dividends for some brands in 2014, while others were dented by takeover talk, adverse currency impacts and unsubstantiated marketing claims.


3D technology: Applications in retail 2 September 2014

From scanning technology for major sizing studies, to magic mirrors or virtual fitting rooms, 3D technology is helping to transform both retail stores and online shopping.


3D technology: 3D printing the next frontier? 2 September 2014

The reality of 3D printing and its commercial application in the fashion industry is currently restricted to a relatively limited range of materials. These include mostly plastics and metals, although materials research is in constant evolution.


3D technology: Transforming the apparel workplace 2 September 2014

Many analysts describe 3D as 'disruptive' technology and its introduction into the apparel industry has not been without sceptics. But workplace examples show how apparel companies are successfully embracing 3D software.


The women3D technology: Apparel design and development 2 September 2014

Three-dimensional (3D) technology - while well established in many other industrial sectors like aerospace, architecture and industrial design - is still relatively new to the fashion industry.


AUSTRALIA: Cotton yield to slump if no break in drought 14 August 2014

Australia's cotton industry is anticipating a significantly reduced yield in the 2014/15 harvest if the ongoing drought in the country's cotton-growing regions does not ease.


Supply chain software: PLM trends 1 July 2014

Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems provide increasingly sophisticated tools for getting the right products to market at the right time - with current trends including more integration with ERP, and collaborative sharing in the development process.


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