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Microfactories, Automation, Talent, Investment: Deconstructing the Reality of Made-in-the-USA Manufacturing

Some apparel manufacturing is returning to the United States, but ramping up at a greater scale necessitates greater automation, higher-skilled employees, better training, an industry image makeover and some serious investment.

Competing for Your Own Customers? Five Ways to Navigate the Direct-to-Consumer Space

With brands playing retailer and retailers playing the part of the brand, each must emphasize their unique differentiators while establishing and maintaining relationships with consumers.

You might be surprised to find out what’s made here in the States.

Instead of focusing on where your customer fits into your business, you need to think deeply about where your business fits into your customers’ lives.

Adhering to standards can help brands and retailers create an efficient foundation from which they are able to build their own unique offering and differentiate themselves to win over today’s consumers.

Video AI can allow retailers to improve sales by providing an insightful view into footfall within stores, a window into customer-product interactions and a new agility in testing new products and strategies.

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Apparel's 2019 Top Innovators: Nomination Form

In its May 2019 issue, Apparel Magazine will recognize up to 40 innovative apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers and the strategic business partners that have made them great! 

Nomination Deadline: February 26, 2019

Nominate an apparel company here

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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Blog Series

Feb
21

Breaking Down the Robot Takeover

If we leave robotic tasks to the robots, seeking to blend the best of what both humans and technology have to offer, we’ll reap the benefits of unleashing the creative forces of the human mind.

Feb
08

Both/And and the True Nature of Retail: Top 20 Takeaways from NRF, Part 2

In the most amazing combination of revolutionary and totally boring ever, we as consumers have evolved from shopping in stores, to ordering online and waiting, to ordering online and picking up from a locker, back at the store.

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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