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Lectra helps fashion firms face the future

The fashion industry is changing - faster than ever - as firms face intense pressure to produce more styles in less time, without losing sig...

Size Stream measures up new market opportunities

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 h...

Made-in-US a key focus at Texprocess Americas

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.

Texprocess & Techtextil 2013: Products on show

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.

Lectra re-sets its focus for the future

Leonie Barrie | 18 Jun 2013

The first clue that Lectra is taking a new approach to meeting the needs of its customers came from the display on its stand at last week's Texprocess technology trade show.

Garment size and fit a "moving target"

Leonie Barrie | 19 Apr 2013

Fashion retailers, brands and manufacturers are facing a "moving target" when it comes to garment sizing and fit. A focus on changing consumer shapes, communication with both offshore factories and customers, pattern blocks and fit forms, as well as processes and training are all needed now if the industry is to prevent problems in the future, say leading executives.

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Lectra promotes Gros to Northern Europe director

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.

Kauno Baltija halves sample time with 3D solution 

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. 

Dixie to speed up development process with PLM 

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.

Grupo Kaltex to streamline processes with PLM

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. 

Quality and creativity key to China apparel makers

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.

Lectra apparel seminar highlights need for change

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.

Lectra closer to fully automated marker making

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.

Zannier adopts Lectra 3D prototyping

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.

Aligning tech fostering improved collaboration

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.

Brioni turns to PLM for product development

Leonie Barrie | 29 May 2015

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

Lectra unveils fourth generation PLM solution

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.

PLM to optimise Petit Bateau product development

Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2015

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

Lectra promotes Ferauge to lead Japan business

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.

Chinese retailer Peacebird to streamline with PLM

Katie Smith | 12 Dec 2014

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

F&F improves garment fit with 3D solution

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.

Lectra cutting room tool taps faster fashion trend

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.

Lectra appoints Ingelaere North Europe head

Michelle Russell | 19 Sep 2014

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

TAL Group improves pre-production efficiency

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.

Lectra names Nicolaes to oversee Eastern Europe

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.

Bosideng tackles efficiency with cutting tool

Katie Smith | 18 Jul 2014

China's largest down apparel company, Bosideng is implementing cutting room technology from Lectra to help improve the efficiency of its operations.

Odlo integrates 3D into product development

Katie Smith | 16 Jul 2014

Swiss sportswear company Odlo is implementing Lectra's Modaris 3D product development solution to enhance the fit, style and quality of its garments.

Aokang to streamline business with PLM

Katie Smith | 11 Jul 2014

Chinese footwear company Aokang is adopting Lectra Fashion PLM to increase visibility and control over its supply chain.

Lectra Seoul unit to boost its Asia development

Michelle Russell | 4 Jul 2014

Technology solutions provider Lectra says the creation of a new subsidiary in Seoul will contribute to accelerating its development in Asia.

Lectra launches latest Kaledo design solution

Leonie Barrie | 25 Jun 2014

Responding to industry needs for faster fashion cycles, Lectra has released the latest version of its Kaledo design solution.

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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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