Gerber Technology has signed a worldwide strategic alliance with ecVision to develop a range of integrated solutions designed specifically for the fashion industry.

John Hancock, president of Gerber Technology, said the new partnership "gives us the opportunity to diversify and extend our offering and continues our commitment to provide innovative, customer-centric solutions."

Thomas Ng, CEO of ecVision, which provides global sourcing and collaboration applications for organisations with international sourcing needs, said the two companies will now "develop solutions that extend from product concept through all stages of the supply chain."