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Polartec® Power Air™ Launches with Adidas

By encapsulating lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, this platform provides advanced thermal efficiency that Polartec reports sheds five times less than other premium ‘mid-layer’ weight fabrics.

2018 State of Transparency, CSR and Compliance in the Global Supply Chain

The study reveals that many still don’t have the supply chain transparency they need to quickly change course in a landscape fraught with risks that require them to respond — responsibly — to sudden market shifts.

To keep pace with growth, this full-package manufacturer needed a system that could scale with its growing business requirements.

As customer demand becomes ever more, well, demanding, and supply chains become ever more complex and uncertain, apparel manufacturers find themselves squeezed between the two.

For more than a decade, Apparel magazine and Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, have teamed up to look at the elements involved in global sourcing excellence for apparel.

The company has become known for its fun color play, its razor-slim fits, its “quiet” details and a focus on getting the right fit before you buy.

The new yarn is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp.

As you standardize your processes to reduce product development times, improve product quality, or better integrate design and development productivity, PLM can serve as the hub for your business.

Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0. offers greater connectivity and configurability.

When Frank Herbert launched Frank's Pants in December 2016, he began by offering premium US-made khakis. He still does, but his new hit item came as a total surprise.

With the implementation of YuniquePLM, ladies' sportswear brand aim'n is able to work at a quicker pace than ever before and have control of the full product development process from idea to production.

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.

PLM can speed time to market and it can also slow things down more than it speeds them up. Read on to find out what can go wrong four ways to get PLM right.

After 25 years working as a graphic designer in the corporate world, Caroline Harper was ready for a change. She wanted something more artistic, more tactile. She started working at an art gallery, where shibori designs kept catching her eye. You'll be surprised by what happened next.

A successful digital transformation strategy must include an integrated, intelligent system that delivers the product lifecycle, from the stitch to the shelf.

3D virtual prototyping for apparel design and product development provides a means of communication centered around a single, digital asset that can be used by all departments, vendors and manufacturers.

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 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.

To choose the right spectrophotometer, you must understand how these color measurement devices work and when to use them in your workflow.

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