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IMB 2009: Tough times bolster apparel software investments just-style.com | 27 Apr 09

There are encouraging signs of optimism among suppliers of production software to the global apparel industry as manufacturers, retailers and brands turn to new technology to prepare themselves for an eventual uptick in business.


IMB exhibitor news: PLM - who, what, where, when just-style.com | 15 Apr 09

In just under a week's time the world's fourth largest trade fair venue will open its doors to IMB 2009. The last IMB event in 2006 welcomed some 25,000 visitors to view the latest in apparel and textile technology from around 600 exhibitors.


IMB exhibitor news: Lectra tools tackle design and production just-style.com | 14 Apr 09

Lectra will present new versions of its Kaledo design software and Modaris pattern-making solution, as well as additions to its Vector cutting range, at next week’s IMB technology trade show.


FRANCE: Lectra updates Modaris pattern-making tool just-style.com | 17 Mar 09

Lectra has launched a new version of its Modaris pattern-making solution aimed at improving productivity and quality in the apparel industry.


FRANCE: Lectra appoints Mark Lyness as UK MD just-style.com | 26 Feb 09

Technology firm Lectra has promoted Mark Lyness as managing director of its UK unit, where he will assume responsibility for all business in the UK and Ireland.


FRANCE: Lectra and WWA sign PLM partnership just-style.com | 20 Feb 09

Software firm Lectra has signed a partnership with consultancy Walter Wilhelm Associates (WWA) to support the Lectra Fashion PLM solution.


UK: just-style’s buyers’ guide to PLM is launched just-style.com | 15 Jan 09

A business information portal dedicated to PLM (product lifecycle management) software for the fashion, textile and footwear industries was launched today (15 January) by just-style.


FRANCE: Lectra launches new version of Fashion PLM just-style.com | 14 Jan 09

Lectra has launched a new version of its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, which includes new features for monitoring the development of collections and gives management teams better control over performance.


UK: Maria Grachvogel designs fuse art and technology just-style.com | 8 Dec 08

London-based fashion designer Maria Grachvogel has developed her spring/summer 2009 collection using design, pattern-making, and marker-making solutions from Lectra.


FRANCE: Lectra updates Diamino marker-making tool just-style.com | 5 Nov 08

CAD/CAM developer Lectra has launched an updated version of its Diamino automatic marker-making solution, which it claims will help fashion and footwear firms make significant fabric savings and improve productivity.


FRANCE: Lectra names Shurling in America role just-style.com | 30 Oct 08

Software and IT developer Lectra has named company veteran Roy Shurling as its new president of Lectra North America, based in Atlanta.


Software tools help turn fashion ideas into reality just-style.com | 19 Aug 08

With an increasing focus on quick response and short runs of multiple garment styles, more and more time in the production process is being given over to samples and pre-production work. Here Niki Tait looks at some of the tools behind bringing a good design to market.


PLM software takes off in apparel supply chain just-style.com | 24 Jul 08

The fast-fashion revolution is changing the face of the global apparel industry, which is struggling to meet the demands of an increasingly fickle clothing consumer. Enter product lifecycle management (PLM) software, a technology that most market observers say will become a make-or-break investment in the next five years. By Ivan Castano-Freeman.


INDIA: Lectra opens subsidiary in Bangalore just-style.com | 25 Jun 08

Lectra has opened a subsidiary in the Indian city of Bangalore to help develop new sales opportunities and strengthen relationships with its existing customers.


FRANCE: Lectra updates Modaris 3D Fit prototyping tool just-style.com | 13 Jun 08

Lectra has launched a new version of Modaris 3D Fit, its virtual 3D prototyping solution for the apparel industry.


BELGIUM: Van de Velde opts for VectorLingerieMX cutter just-style.com | 11 Apr 08

Lingerie maker Van de Velde has chosen Lectra’s new VectorLingerieMX to help boost productivity and profitability in its cutting department.


FRANCE: Lectra updates Optiplan cut-order planning tool just-style.com | 18 Feb 08

The latest version of Lectra’s Optiplan cut-order planning and optimisation software contains a number of modifications to help improve production and material utilisation, the company says.


FRANCE: Lectra hires managing director for Japan just-style.com | 8 Jan 08

Lectra, the French developer of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for the soft goods industries, has named Hotsumi Baba as managing director, Lectra Japan.


FRANCE: Arena opts for Lectra PLM solution just-style.com | 8 Nov 07

Swimwear brand Arena has chosen Lectra's Fashion PLM solution to help manage product development and communication with suppliers.


US: Yunique Solutions taps industry veteran Simon Poulton just-style.com | 18 Oct 07

Fashion industry product lifecycle management (PLM) software supplier, Yunique Solutions Inc, has hired industry veteran Simon Poulton as its director of sales.


RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Gloria Jeans selects Lectra Fashion PLM just-style.com | 10 Oct 07

Children’s and youth clothing maker Gloria Jeans Corporation is to use Lectra's PLM offering for the fashion industry to speed up the development of its collections and help improve control of its sourcing.


FRANCE: Lectra appoints Asia-Pacific president just-style.com | 27 Sep 07

Lectra, the developer of design, development and manufacturing systems for the soft goods industries, has hired Robert Agnes as president of its Asia-Pacific operations.


Tunisian garment industry regains its confidence just-style.com | 14 Aug 07

In stark contrast to the declining shipments of its key garment categories reported this time last year, Tunisia’s textile and clothing industry is now riding high on rising exports, significant new foreign investments and public sector projects. Jozef De Coster looks at what a difference a year makes.


FRANCE: Marèse chooses Lectra’s PLM to accelerate growth just-style.com | 6 Jul 07

French children’s wear retailer Marèse has chosen Lectra's PLM to accelerate the development of its collections by ensuring constantly updated information can be shared at all times.


FRANCE: JL International to implement Lectra Fashion PLM just-style.com | 11 Jun 07

Apparel retailer JL International is to implement Lectra’s product lifecycle management (PLM) offering to help reduce product development time and improve quality of its Styleco branded garments.


Mexico slow to move from US supplier to global player just-style.com | 18 Apr 07

Mexico relinquished its position as the leading apparel exporter to the US in 2002 – and last year its share of the US market was a meagre 7.4% compared with China’s 25.9%. But while Mexico is no longer a cheap production base, it can still benefit from its proximity to the US and a large domestic market keen for luxury labels. By Jozef De Coster.


US: Lectra appoints Paula Levy to fashion post just-style.com | 12 Mar 07

CAD/CAM provider Lectra has named Paula Levy as its new Lectra Americas vice president of sales for fashion.


PLM tools help fashion firms sharpen up just-style.com | 16 Feb 07

Delivering a fashion collection on time and to budget is an increasingly difficult challenge. Factor in a complex international environment, and sourcing the finished product has the potential to be a logistical nightmare. But help is at hand in the form of product lifecycle management (PLM) software to coordinate the flow of information in a collection from design onwards, helping retailers and brands to anticipate consumers’ demands.


FRANCE: Lectra unveils new design, grading, cutting solutions just-style.com | 9 Feb 07

A range of technology solutions to help fashion companies cope with the daily challenge of getting the right products to the right place at the right time and cost were unveiled earlier this week by CAD/CAM specialist Lectra.


IMB 2006: the shape of technology to come just-style.com | 9 Jul 06

The biggest, the best, the smallest, and the most revolutionary clothing machinery developments were all on show at IMB 2006. Niki Tait visited the fair in Cologne, Germany and reports here on some of the highlights set to open up new opportunities for garment makers.

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