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Apparel 2018 Top Innovators

With unified enterprise systems for greater inventory visibility, algorithms designed to gain deeper product and customer insights, 3D for faster and more efficient design and development, and much much more, this year’s Innovators are addressing and fulfilling consumer demand.

Coming to America: It’s Starting with Apparel Manufacturing — but AKR Textiles Hopes to Set Up a Zero-Discharge Textile Mill Too

The manufacturing facility, which will allow U.S. companies to produce closer to home, expects 100 employees on board by year’s end.

Now more than ever, retailers and manufacturers need to take active steps to take stock of their intellectual property and determine what steps they need to take to protect that property from misuse while reducing their own risk of infringement.

Today, analytics is one of the most vital tools apparel retailers can take advantage of in order to statistically identify the key factors and criteria which highly correlate with loss.

Personalization offers an appealing, cost-effective way for consumers to form an emotional connection to a particular product or brand, and builds more loyalty to retailers.

INFOGRAM: How 3D Speeds and Transforms the Apparel Supply Chain

6/14/2018 — The application of digital technologies has the potential to reduce the time it takes to move an item through the supply chain by 48 percent.

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Look Closer: Made-in-the-USA Is Gaining Momentum

Slowly but surely, a small amount of textile and apparel manufacturing is springing up in the United States. Although developments are incremental, the trend shows signs of gaining momentum. Here we take a closer look at four relatively new companies producing stateside. 

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At Gerber Ideation, Ariel Swedroe Talks Design Technology

Apparel Under-30 Elite and fashion designer Ariel Swedroe presented select swimwear styles at the Gerber Ideation conference in November.

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Innovation Yin-Yang: Celebrating the Physical and the Digital

Beyond the tactile parts of the apparel supply chain — the textiles and apparel themselves, of course, but also the shop-floor equipment and the ships and the pallets and the trucks and the conveyors and the packaging and the hangers draped over an arm on the way to the dressing room — lies somet

Apr
12

Want to Provide Good CX? Listen to Your Front Lines

Listening to the front lines of your business — whether on the retail floor, factory floor, or elsewhere — is smart strategy.

Feb
16

Introduction, Innovation and Opportunity

I’m excited to be working with Apparel because it crosses the entire supply chain to encompass the best of both worlds — retailer and manufacturer.

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