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Texprocess Americas taps into apparel automation

Automation and robotics were among the key trends on show at last week's Texprocess Americas exhibition. These industry-changing technologie...

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Katie Smith | 10 Jun 2015

The fashion industry is changing - faster than ever - as firms face intense pressure to produce more styles in less time, without losing sight of quality, fit and cost. On top of this, the growth of new fashion markets in emerging countries, and increasingly connected consumers, add additional challenges. Helping unravel this complexity is Lectra, which is focusing its expertise and software on making sure brands, retailers and manufacturers have the tools to deliver into the future.

Leonie Barrie | 24 Sep 2014

3D body scanners were first used to generate detailed size and shape data back in the late 1990s, and have since had a key role to play in helping retailers and brands create better-fitting garments. But as the technology improves, costs come down and the systems get smaller, the door is opening on a myriad of new opportunities, as Size Stream vice president David Bruner explains.

John Winston | 19 May 2014

The made-in-US aspect was a strong selling point for many exhibitors at Texprocess Americas in Atlanta last week.

Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 2013

Faster time-to-market, better quality and lower cost are the drivers behind the latest developments unveiled at last week's Texprocess and Techtextil trade fairs in Frankfurt, Germany. Here, just-style presents a snapshot of some of the innovations on show for apparel makers.

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Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 2016

Italian apparel manufacturing company Zamasport has selected Lectra Fashion PLM to help improve its product development processes for luxury brand collections.

Katie Smith | 16 Mar 2016

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.

Katie Smith | 26 Feb 2016

French department store retailer Galeries Lafayette has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) as the plaform to support the development of its collections.

Katie Smith | 3 Feb 2016

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. 

Leonie Barrie | 20 Jan 2016

Italian apparel company New Twins has turned to product lifecycle management (PLM) to connect its technical and creative teams.

Leonie Barrie | 25 Nov 2015

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.

Katie Smith | 18 Nov 2015

Lithuanian women's wear manufacturer Kauno Baltija has halved the time spent on making samples after implementing Lectra's 3D virtual prototyping solution. 

Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2015

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.

Katie Smith | 30 Sep 2015

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. 

Michelle Russell | 24 Sep 2015

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.

Michelle Russell | 6 Aug 2015

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.

Katie Smith | 8 Jul 2015

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.

Michelle Russell | 6 Jul 2015

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.

Michelle Russell | 29 Jun 2015

Synchronising technology and process between brands and manufacturers can ensure a long-term, sustainable relationship that is more efficient and profitable for both, Lectra informed H&M suppliers in Bangladesh.

Leonie Barrie | 29 May 2015

Italian luxury menswear brand Brioni has adopted Lectra Fashion PLM to help streamline its product development process.

Richard Woodard | 11 Mar 2015

Fabrics and textiles IT specialist Lectra has launched version four of its Lectra Fashion PLM solution, promising to tackle the “growing complexity” of the fashion industry.

Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2015

French clothing brand Petit Bateau is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to accelerate product development cycles and reduce lead times.

Katie Smith | 21 Jan 2015

Jean-Maurice Férauge has been named managing director of Lectra Japan, with responsibility for developing the company's presence in the country, particularly in the fashion sector.

Katie Smith | 12 Dec 2014

Chinese fast fashion retailer Peacebird is implementing Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline its product lifecycle and collection management abilities.

Katie Smith | 20 Nov 2014

Tesco's F&F clothing brand has improved the fit of its garments globally after implementing Lectra's 3D virtual prototyping solution.

Leonie Barrie | 14 Nov 2014

Lectra has launched the latest release of its Optiplan cutting-room optimisation tool, with new features to help for apparel manufacturers streamline operations and improve efficiency.

Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2014

Technology solutions provider Lectra has appointed Edwin Ingelaere as its director of Northern Europe.

Katie Smith | 10 Sep 2014

TAL Apparel Group has saved US$2.1m or 1% of fabric consumption after implementing a cut plan and order management solution from Lectra.

Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 2014

Chris Nicolaes has been named as the new managing director for Lectra Germany, overseeing the company's activities in Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia and more the CIS countries.

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Global Technical Textiles Business Update - 1st Quarter 2015

Global Technical Textiles Business Update - 1st Quarter 2015

This report provides a round-up of recent corporate developments in the global technical textiles sector, including acquisitions, divestments and mergers, business news, events, investments, joint ven...

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