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3D virtual design and fit tools keep fashion on track

15 April 2020 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Fashion Enter gets 3D digital design boost from EFI Optitex

28 February 2020 | Beth Wright

Training and technical skills provider Fashion Enter is offering UK professionals hands-on experience with 3D digital design tools thanks to a collaboration with software developer EFI Optitex.... read more

How 3D design tools drive leaner and cleaner production

13 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Making the switch from a traditional fashion design process to 3D design and prototyping tools could save the industry billions of dollars in development samples, not to mention improved collaboration, productivity, and profits across the supply chain. An added bonus is reduced pressure on overflowing landfills.... read more

EFI Optitex to host seminar on 3D in fashion

24 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Fashion design software company EFI Optitex is hosting a seminar aimed at showing apparel suppliers and manufacturers how connecting the supply chain with 3D tools improves collaboration, productivity and profits. ... read more

Centric Software integrates PLM and multiple 3D tools

20 September 2019 | Beth Wright

Centric Software is introducing a fully digital, 3D design and development workflow with integration to multiple leading 3D fashion solutions including those offered by CLO, Browzwear and EFI Optitex.... read more

EFI acquired by Siris affiliate in US$1.7bn deal

24 July 2019 | Beth Wright

US digital printing specialist Electronics for Imaging (EFI) has been acquired by an affiliate of private equity firm Siris Capital Group for about US$1.7bn.... read more

Texprocess 2019 – New solutions for speed and efficiency

14 June 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

EFI bolsters Turkey presence with digital ink acquisition

8 May 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

US digital printing specialist Electronics for Imaging (EFII) has acquired BDR Boya Kimya, a Turkish-based manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks.... read more

Digital innovation key to more sustainable workflow

1 February 2019 | Beth Wright

Today's textile and clothing sector is essentially on a fast track, where mass-production has led to overproduction, and where unthinkable quantities of unsold garments are discarded every day. Yet the industry is also ready to deploy emerging technologies to build, and more importantly, maintain a more sustainable workflow, according to a new white paper published on just-style.... read more

Optitex develops 3D design illustrator

7 March 2018 | Beth Wright

3D design and prototyping software provider EFI Optitex has launched a plug-in tool that allows designers to validate and customise 3D garments in Adobe Illustrator.... read more

Tips for success in the apparel industry's new era

5 March 2018 | Beth Wright

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way raw materials are sourced, to how products are sold and the tools and technologies that make them, apparel brands and suppliers are still trying to work out the best way to navigate this rapidly-changing landscape. In the so-called 'new era', where speed is no longer an advantage but merely a necessity to remain competitive, there are nine key points that should be top of mind.... read more

Optitex unveils 3D Design Illustrator for garments

29 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

3D digital design software specialist EFI Optitex has developed a new plug-in tool for clothing designers that will allow them the freedom to validate and customise 3D garments in Adobe Illustrator.... read more

Texprocess 2017 – New software solutions for speed and efficiency

2 June 2017 | Leonie Barrie & Beth Wright

Digitalisation was a buzz-word at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show 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.... read more

SAC trials digital identities to share product transparency

12 April 2017 | Michelle Russell

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition and Avery Dennison have partnered with IoT smart products platform Evrything to explore how suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers can access and share sustainability information by interacting with digital identities on products.... read more

3D CAD comes of age

28 March 2017 | Michael Jaenecke and Niki Tait

Although there are many continuous developments in technology, every so often a giant leap occurs with the potential to bring huge benefits to apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers. 3D CAD is undoubtedly the next major advance for the sewn products industry in a world where speed to market, cost reductions and the elimination of waste are paramount.... read more

Fast Fashion – Tech tools to transform supply chains

7 November 2016 | Andrew Burnyeat

Most fast fashion brands span multiple brands, channels and countries – and technology can help revolutionise supply chains at all stages from prototype design to packing and shipping.... read more

New 3D PLM platform enables faster decision making

5 August 2016 | Michelle Russell

Electronics For Imaging's Optitex software unit has integrated its software with PLM provider PTC, allowing apparel brands to leverage 3D technology to review and validate collections within a few weeks of design.... read more

Utilising PLM to fuel growth and fulfil demand

2 August 2016 | Lee Adendorff

Faster time-to-market is perhaps one of the clearest advantages of product lifecycle management (PLM) software, as greater supply chain transparency enables more efficiencies to be made, from the designer’s pen to the store shelf. But connecting to other business processes through PLM, such as retail metrics, supplier inventory as well predictive analytics to forecast consumer choices, is opening up an array of new business possibilities.... read more

How virtual garments are set to shape fashion retail

13 July 2016 | Leonie Barrie

As well as offering new opportunities for apparel design and prototyping, 3D tools also have the potential to change the way retailers and brands interact with their customers.... read more

Quick wins a key part of the 3D virtual design puzzle

13 July 2016 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

EFI buys 3D software specialist Optitex for $52.8m

17 June 2016 | Michelle Russell

The digital transformation of the clothing industry could be set for a boost with the acquisition of 3D design and prototyping software firm Optitex by digital printing specialist Electronics For Imaging.... read more

Outerknown launches eco-friendly labels and tags

23 May 2016 | Beth Wright

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) has teamed up with sustainable men's wear brand Outerknown to create new tags and care labels that reduce environmental impact and help promote sustainable consumption.... read more

Apparel gets smarter with deal to digitise 10bn items

19 April 2016 | Leonie Barrie

In what is being billed as the world's largest Internet of Things (IoT) deal to "switch on" the apparel and footwear industry, plans are underway to create unique item-level digital identities for 10bn products at the point of manufacture – providing new opportunities for consumer engagement and supply chain visibility.... read more

Group set up to standardise 3D body processing tools

8 January 2016 | Leonie Barrie

A new industry group has been set up to develop standards for the 3D scanning, modelling and visualisation technology being used in virtual and in-store retail shopping.... read more

Fast fashion: Using technology for a sharper edge

3 November 2015 | Lee Adendorff

Sophisticated tools are now commercially available to analyse social media and combine social ‘chatter’ with sales data to have a transformative impact on fast fashion.... read more

Optitex improves 3D simulation and sampling tool

16 July 2015 | Leonie Barrie

Optitex has introduced a new version of its O/Dev 3D Product Creation Suite featuring improvements in 3D simulation and more life-like digital samples.... read more

Leveraging the business benefits of 3D virtual design

6 July 2015 | Leonie Barrie

While 3D design and virtual prototyping technology is already well-established in industries like architecture and automotives, the fashion industry is still grappling to find the best ways to leverage its business benefits.... read more

Texprocess 2015: Software solutions enhance speed and visibility

22 May 2015 | Leonie Barrie

Tools for improved colour communication, 3D design and prototyping, and the integration of key business functions were unveiled at the recent Texprocess trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany. And faster time-to-market, better quality, lower cost and increased productivity are among the benefits. ... read more

Texprocess 2015: Where next for 3D design and prototyping?

18 May 2015 | Leonie Barrie

There’s no doubt 3D design and virtual prototyping is a potential disruptor to the traditional way the apparel industry does business, from sampling and pattern making to the creation of 3D digital catalogues and a range of customer-centric services. And with it, comes debate on how the tools are re-writing the rules.... read more

Texprocess: 3D CAD and Product Lifecycle Management

6 January 2015 | Michael Jaenecke and Niki Tait

3D CAD and Product Lifecycle Management are two technologies revolutionising the clothing industry. And vendors of these systems are among lining up for this year's Texprocess trade fair to help apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers navigate a range of industry challenges, including faster time-to-market and improved productivity.... read more

OptiTex opens Italy office and taps country manager

28 October 2014 | Katie Smith

OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, has opened an office in Milan, Italy, and appointed Antonio Sgroi as country manager. ... read more

3D technology: Size Stream measures up new market opportunities

24 September 2014 | Leonie Barrie

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 helping retailers and brands create better-fitting garments. But as the technology improves, costs come down and the systems get smaller, the door is opening on a myriad of new opportunities, as Size Stream vice president David Bruner explains.... read more

3D technology: Transforming the apparel workplace

2 September 2014 | Lee Adendorff

Many analysts describe 3D as 'disruptive' technology and its introduction into the apparel industry has not been without sceptics. But workplace examples show how apparel companies are successfully embracing 3D software.... read more

3D technology: Apparel design and development

2 September 2014 | Lee Adendorff

Three-dimensional (3D) technology - while well established in many other industrial sectors like aerospace, architecture and industrial design - is still relatively new to the fashion industry.... read more

ISRAEL: OptiTex embarks on Asia expansion

19 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

OptiTex, the developer of 2D and 3D CAD systems for the fashion industry, has signed a deal with Jets Digital in a bid to leverage its position in Australia and New Zealand.... read more