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While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, oth...

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Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 2016

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.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 2016

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.


John Winston | 12 May 2016

Automation and robotics were among the key trends on show at last week's Texprocess Americas exhibition. These industry-changing technologies have the potential to bridge the industry's skills gap, increase productivity in apparel manufacturing, and drive speed to market, according to exhibitors.


Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2015

A key component widely used alongside textiles in the clothing and footwear industry, the landscape for leather is undergoing a degree of change when it comes to production, retail and technology trends. Here, we take a look. 

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Beth Wright | 23 Nov 2016

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.


Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 2016

Technology specialist Lectra has developed a new version of its Vector fabric cutting solution, which it says can increase productivity by up 10%. 


Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 2016

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.


Beth Wright | 14 Sep 2016

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.


Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 2016

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.


Beth Wright | 8 Jul 2016

Technology specialist Lectra has opened a new subsidiary in Vietnam as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asian market.


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.

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