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Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update

23 June 2020 | just-style

Epic Ethiopia, Ciel Textile, and Cone Denim 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. ... read more

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

Why personalisation isn't the future – it's the present

16 August 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more

Lectra acquires fashion analytics firm Retviews

16 July 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Lectra integrates all product information on Kubix Link

1 July 2019 | Beth Wright

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

Lectra's latest Modaris emphasises 3D virtual prototyping

26 June 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... 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

Texprocess 2019 – Four top innovations unveiled

16 May 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Lectra supports personalisation with Fashion On Demand

5 December 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

New Lectra PLM release boosts supply-chain connectivity

12 September 2018 | Beth Wright

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

Japan's Kurabo invests in new fashion software

23 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Made-to-order apparel a highlight at Texprocess Americas

31 May 2018 | John McCurry

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.... read more

Lectra apps boost product development speed

12 April 2018 | Beth Wright

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... read more

Lectra solutions boost design and product development

23 March 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Ternua Group selects PLM to boost production

9 March 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Lectra snaps up Kubix Lab for EUR7m

26 January 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Armor-Lux selects PLM for reliable data exchange

22 November 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Customer data heralds new fashion industry opportunities

21 November 2017 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Lectra Fashion PLM will help navigate Industry 4.0

8 June 2017 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more

Lectra digitalising the cutting room with VectorFootwear

12 April 2017 | Michelle Russell

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."... read more

Lectra takes innovation to next level with Industry 4.0

11 April 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Retailer OVS to boost product development with PLM

8 March 2017 | Beth Wright

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

Lectra to guide way into Industry 4.0 era

1 March 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Lectra supply chain programme protects data

23 February 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Cache Cache implements Modaris 3D for speed

15 February 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Lectra promotes CFO Viala to executive vice president

3 February 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Industrias Haber's invests in Lectra cutting technology

4 January 2017 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

China sportswear maker High Rock in made-to-measure move

16 December 2016 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Shandong Ruyi invests in Lectra cutting technology

23 November 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Open source is key in the move to new technology tools

17 November 2016 | Beth Wright

While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, others are still struggling to find the best ways to leverage the potential benefits into their businesses.... read more

Lectra Vector upgrade increases apparel productivity

9 November 2016 | Michelle Russell

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

How technology is helping unravel supply chain challenges

2 November 2016 | Michelle Russell

Technology has a key role to play in helping brands, retailers and manufacturers to adapt their business models to meet changing consumer demands – be it implementing changes around design, fit or product innovation.... read more

How Under Armour's Lighthouse will disrupt production

14 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Lectra launches Modaris V8 product development tool

5 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

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. ... read more

Under Armour to use Lectra tools in new innovation hub

14 September 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more