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Covid could be turning point for fast fashion brands to act responsibly Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jul 20

The Covid-19 crisis could be the turning point for fast fashion brands to change the way they design, produce and distribute their products in a bid to act more sustainably, a new survey has revealed.

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

3D virtual design and fit tools keep fashion on track Leonie Barrie | 15 Apr 20

With fashion supply chains around the world fracturing in the face of travel bans, factory shutdowns and remote working, tools such as 3D virtual design, fit and prototyping software are helping businesses to stay on track.

Why personalisation isn't the future – it's the present Hannah Abdulla | 16 Aug 19

A shift from traditional mass manufacturing to more agile production with multiple capsule collections and scaled personalised production is being driven by hyper-connected consumers who thrive on instant gratification. For brands and retailers the challenge is to listen to what consumers want, and produce the right products at the right quantities for the right audience – which is where digitalisation and analytics comes in.

Lectra acquires fashion analytics firm Retviews Beth Wright | 16 Jul 19

Technology specialist Lectra has inked a deal to acquire Retviews, whose software helps retailers optimise their product assortment based on an analysis of real-time market and competitor data.

Lectra integrates all product information on Kubix Link Beth Wright | 1 Jul 19

Technology specialist Lectra has released a new cloud-based platform that integrates all fashion business processes from ideation to point of sale.

Lectra's latest Modaris emphasises 3D virtual prototyping Beth Wright | 26 Jun 19

Technology specialist Lectra has launched the latest version of its Modaris pattern making, grading and prototyping 2D/3D solution to offer greater speed, efficiency and precision in product development.

Texprocess 2019 – New solutions for speed and efficiency Beth Wright | 14 Jun 19

Industry 4.0 remained a buzz-word at the recent Texprocess and Techtextil technology trade shows in Frankfurt, Germany, with new tools allowing data to flow seamlessly from digital design and development all the way through the supply chain to help garment manufacturers cut costs, improve quality, increase productivity, speed time-to-market, reduce waste and stay competitive. Other highlights included virtual fit solutions, a new 3D body scanner, and robot-assisted sewing.

Texprocess 2019 – Four top innovations unveiled Beth Wright | 16 May 19

3D design and virtual prototyping tools, including a new virtual decision-making aid for the entire textile value chain, were among the most exciting developments at this week's Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

Lectra supports personalisation with Fashion On Demand Beth Wright | 5 Dec 18

Technology specialist Lectra is tapping into the strong demand for personalisation in the fashion industry with a new turnkey solution that automates on-demand production from order reception to production development stages and the cutting room.

New Lectra PLM release boosts supply-chain connectivity Beth Wright | 12 Sep 18

Technology specialist Lectra has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which focuses on collaboration and supply-chain digitalisation.

Japan's Kurabo invests in new fashion software Michelle Russell | 23 Jul 18

Japanese textile trading firm Kurabo International has invested in patternmaking software from apparel software and systems supplier Lectra to help the company gain more control over product quality.

Made-to-order apparel a highlight at Texprocess Americas John McCurry | 31 May 18

If there was a central theme to the 2018 edition of Texprocess Americas held in Atlanta last week, it was the movement towards made-to-order apparel. While this concept is in its relative infancy, equipment manufacturers are aggressively pursuing how to make it a reality.

Lectra apps boost product development speed Beth Wright | 12 Apr 18

As part of its Industry 4.0 strategy, technology specialist Lectra has released the first in a series of cloud-based applications that will boost the speed and efficiency of product development

Lectra solutions boost design and product development Beth Wright | 23 Mar 18

The latest offering from technology specialist Lectra includes two new solutions designed to help both design and product development teams better share information in a bid to boost speed and efficiency and keep up with consumer demands.

Ternua Group selects PLM to boost production Beth Wright | 9 Mar 18

Spanish outdoor clothing and sportswear firm the Ternua Group has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to increase its geographical presence by improving global teamwork.

Lectra snaps up Kubix Lab for EUR7m Beth Wright | 26 Jan 18

Technology specialist Lectra has inked a deal to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of Kubix Lab for EUR7m (US$8.7m) in a move it says will equip fashion customers with a new platform for managing product information.

Armor-Lux selects PLM for reliable data exchange Michelle Russell | 22 Nov 17

French ready-to-wear company Armor-Lux has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) software to accelerate product development and ensure the reliable exchange of data between product development teams and their sub-contractors.

Customer data heralds new fashion industry opportunities Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 17

The multiple ways in which the fashion industry's ecosystem can use customer data was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion – with panellists agreeing its impact spans everything from customer satisfaction, to competitiveness, revenues or waste limitation.

Lectra Fashion PLM will help navigate Industry 4.0 Beth Wright | 8 Jun 17

Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled what it claims is the first product lifecycle management (PLM) solution designed to help fashion and apparel companies navigate the fourth industrial revolution and thrive in the era of digitalisation.

Lectra digitalising the cutting room with VectorFootwear Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 17

In a move to help digitalise the value chain for athletic footwear manufacturers and brands, technology specialist Lectra has developed a new VectorFootwear solution that transforms traditional cutting rooms into "state-of-the-art digitalised domains."

Lectra takes innovation to next level with Industry 4.0 Michelle Russell | 11 Apr 17

Smarter and better connected equipment and software, tools that are tailored to individual industries and end-users, and the use of big data to drive efficiency and responsiveness are all part of the new offering planned by technology specialist Lectra as it sets its sights on the Industry 4.0 era.

Retailer OVS to boost product development with PLM Beth Wright | 8 Mar 17

Italian fashion retailer OVS is restructuring its entire product development process with the help of Lectra’s product and collection lifecycle management solution.

Lectra to guide way into Industry 4.0 era Beth Wright | 1 Mar 17

Technology specialist Lectra has unveiled a new strategy, designed to help fashion and apparel companies succeed as they step into the Industry 4.0 era.

Lectra supply chain programme protects data Beth Wright | 23 Feb 17

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.

Cache Cache implements Modaris 3D for speed Beth Wright | 15 Feb 17

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.

Lectra promotes CFO Viala to executive vice president Beth Wright | 3 Feb 17

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.

Industrias Haber's invests in Lectra cutting technology Beth Wright | 4 Jan 17

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.

China sportswear maker High Rock in made-to-measure move Leonie Barrie | 16 Dec 16

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 invests in Lectra cutting technology Beth Wright | 23 Nov 16

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.








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