While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, oth...
Technology has a key role to play in helping brands, retailers and manufacturers to adapt their business models to meet changing consumer de...
US sportswear giant Under Armour says it wants to propel its brand into the future through a new state-of-the-art Lighthouse manufacturing innovation facility that brings new opportunities in local-for-local manufacturing and customised products. Described by the group as its "magic bullet" and barely three months old, there are already plans for a second centre – and for the launch of several contract factories next year.
While the fashion industry still grapples to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D design and virtual prototyping tools, some of the tips for building buy-in include inspiring trust in the technology, and identifying quick and obvious wins.
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Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled a new supply chain programme, designed to control the chain of data between brands, retailers and suppliers, and reduce time to market.
Womenswear retailer Cache Cache, part of French fashion retail group Beaumanoir, is implementing the 3D version of Lectra's Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping solution to ramp up product development and facilitate exchanges between sub-contractors.
Technology specialist Lectra has promoted its CFO, Jérôme Viala, to executive vice president for the group, a move that will see him contribute to the company's new strategic roadmap.
Mexican suit manufacturer Industrias Haber's has invested in cut-order planning technology from specialist Lectra to upgrade and optimise its cutting room as part of its commitment to managing the 130,000 garments it was producing a month as efficiently as possible.
Chinese outdoor sportswear manufacturer High Rock is making the move from mass production to mass customisation thanks to a new investment in made-to-measure technology.
Shandong Ruyi Science & Technology Group has invested in "state-of-the-art" digital and automated cutting technology from specialist Lectra to upgrade and optimise its cutting rooms as part of its commitment to a fully automated factory with expert cutting capabilities.
Technology specialist Lectra has developed a new version of its Vector fabric cutting solution, which it says can increase productivity by up 10%.
Technology specialist Lectra has upgraded what it says is the most widely used 2D/3D pattern making and grading solution for the apparel and textile industry worldwide.
Performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour is to use advanced cutting room solutions from technology specialist Lectra in its new Lighthouse manufacturing and design centre.
Faced with demand for constant newness and reasonable quality at the lowest possible price, apparel manufacturers could learn from the lean production techniques that have proved effective in the automotive industry, a new white paper says.
Technology specialist Lectra has opened a new subsidiary in Vietnam as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asian market.
Italian apparel manufacturing company Zamasport has selected Lectra Fashion PLM to help improve its product development processes for luxury brand collections.
Lectra has appointed former Dassault Systèmes executive, Jason Adams, as president of its North American business, with responsibility for bolstering the technology specialist's presence in its main market sectors.
French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) as the plaform to support the development of its collections.
French fashion retailer The Kooples is implementing the expert version of Lectra's Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping solution to support its expansion plans.
Italian apparel company New Twins has turned to product lifecycle management (PLM) to connect its technical and creative teams.
Lectra has promoted Jean-Patrice Gros as director of Lectra Northern Europe, tasked with developing the technology company’s relationships with brands, retailers and manufacturers.
Lithuanian women's wear manufacturer Kauno Baltija has halved the time spent on making samples after implementing Lectra's 3D virtual prototyping solution.
Italian women's wear brand Dixie is adopting the Lectra Fashion PLM (product lifecyle management) solution to help improve efficiency, reduce costs and speed up the process of creating new collections.
Mexican home textiles and apparel manufacturer Grupo Kaltex is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to help streamline processes and improve collaboration across its design and development teams.
If Chinese brands want to stay competitive, they need to distinguish themselves by focusing on enhanced value and services, brand quality and creativity, according to technology specialist Lectra.
In order to remain competitive in today's apparel environment, companies have to completely rethink how they operate, was the message at an event held by technology specialist Lectra.
Technology specialist Lectra has released the latest version of its DiaminoFashion marker-making solution, which it claims brings manufacturers one step closer to fully automated marker making, producing better results and bigger savings in the cutting room.
Zannier, the French children's wear specialist, has adopted Lectra’s 3D virtual prototyping in a bid to meet specific constrains the particular market segment it operates in demands.
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