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2018 Technology Outlook in the Apparel Market

Apparel's survey of apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers reveals expectations for technology focus in the coming year, including an emphasis on BI and analytics for gleaning an even deeper understanding of the consumer.

In North America, UA's largest market, 2017 sales fell 5 percent from the previous year. The brand is hoping its newly launched Hovr platform will turn things around.

Many fibers make it past wastewater treatment facilities and into our waterways and better solutions are needed to capture those that make it through, but consumers can make a big impact starting at home by paying attention to what they buy and how they wash it.

The No. 1 denim brand is bringing its heritage to modern-day lifestyles with technology, music, innovation and new partnerships and collaborations.

By combining the Lectra and Kubix Lab offers, Lectra will equip fashion customers with an end-to-end platform for managing product information.

AI, 3D, Amazon, blockchain, omnichannel, reshoring and demands for sustainability are transforming the apparel industry.

Reebok has partnered with a group of creative designers to create a custom collection of fitness prototypes showcasing the power of Flexweave, the brand’s latest footwear innovation.

In this exclusive Apparel Magazine report, you’ll find inspiring profiles of tomorrow’s young leaders evolving our industry for the future.

The Top Millennials (and one Gen Zer): the headlines might have you believe they’re all entitled, lazy, [insert negative adjective here] but as you’ll see from this collection of outstanding young professionals, the under-30 crowd has the entrepreneurial spirit in spades.

Enterprise software provider Simparel has changed its name to EXENTA. Key drivers for the move include the company’s recent exponential sales growth, product line expansion and advancement and international market penetration.

Iconic brand Jordache turns to virtual fit processes to reduce its number of samples and time to market.

Tai Apparel will bring its brands to market faster with all product lifecycle data centralized in YuniquePLM Cloud.

Leveraging FitStation powered by HP and Brooks Run Signature, Brooks will introduce the first performance running shoe created based on an individual’s unique biomechanics which will be available via special order through select retail partners beginning June 2018.

Nordic designers presented ideas including climate-positive fibers, carbon farming, near-market manufacturing, tax systems for rental services, baby clothes on rent prescription, jeans connected to dating apps, zero-cotton denim and much more.

Nordic designers presented ideas including climate-positive fibers, carbon farming, near-market manufacturing, tax systems for rental services, baby clothes on rent prescription, jeans connected to dating apps, zero-cotton denim and much more.

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful shade, PANTONE 18-3838 communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.

The combined companies will have a stronger product portfolio, increased innovation power and more transparency in the supply chain.

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

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

Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO of Sympatex, and Dr. Giorgio De Gara, owner and managing director of PIDIGI, together revealed the global challenges and new technologies that will also compel the footwear industry to reinvent itself.

Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO of Sympatex, and Dr. Giorgio De Gara, owner and managing director of PIDIGI, together revealed the global challenges and new technologies that will also compel the footwear industry to reinvent itself.

As the time from catwalk to consumer shortens, so must processes across the supply chain, from product development and bill of materials creation to sourcing and inventory management.

NGC’s Andromeda cloud platform powers the digital supply chain, bringing together all departments – Merchandising, Product Development, Sourcing, Compliance, Purchasing, Production, Quality, Logistics, Marketing and Sales – in a single cloud-based solution that connects vendors, suppliers and other providers.

NGC’s Andromeda cloud platform powers the digital supply chain, bringing together all departments – Merchandising, Product Development, Sourcing, Compliance, Purchasing, Production, Quality, Logistics, Marketing and Sales – in a single cloud-based solution that connects vendors, suppliers and other

Cone Denim and Unifi, Inc. unveiled the latest in advanced stretch technology: S GENE® with REPREVE®.

Cone Denim and Unifi, Inc. unveiled the latest in advanced stretch technology: S GENE® with REPREVE®.

Gerber and Avametric, an innovator  in fabric simulation and 3D consumer applications, are combining forces to offer the first end-to-end 3D platform, from consumer-facing virtual try-on applications to design, development and manufacturing.

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