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Starting Off on the Right Foot with Optimal Choices for Shoes

Creating sustainable footwear is not an easy process, but new developments in footwear production are gaining popularity and are becoming increasingly available at attainable price points and with great comfort and style.

Vilebrequin to Implement New PLM, CAD

Vilebrequin, the iconic swimwear brand, has selected Gerber Technology’s integrated solutions, YuniquePLM® and AccuMark® CAD, to facilitate quick product development and centralize all information, making it easily accessible to every member of the team.

Suuchi is an apparel business designed to match the evolving industry in all its complexity, embracing automation, close-to-market production, real-time information flows and production runs of all sizes.

The newly launched solution is tailored to fit the demands of SMBs in a scalable, easy to learn, cloud-based software solution.

This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.

The pressure is on for further investment to link supply chain activities and PLM activities together and make combined investments with a goal of achieving business agility in an increasingly complex global environment.

Get a sneak peek at one of Apparel's Innovator Award winners. You can read about the other 25 later this month.

The new solution gives fashion companies a consolidated view of all information pertaining to each product.

The U.S. sustainable cotton apparel market has been growing tremendously in recent years, yet overall remains a niche product in the U.S. retail market, accounting for only 1.6% of total cotton apparel carried by U.S. fashion brands and retailers in 2018.

JB Britches / ADG will utilize Visual Next’s PLM, ERP, WMS, SFA and POS suite of software to manage design, sourcing, production and sales.

The brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles for consumer, workwear and military outdoor apparel.

The international sourcing trade show, Texworld USA, will return to the Javits Convention Center in NYC this July 22 – 24, 2019.

The combined organization will expand the geographical market, while also benefiting customers with improved customer support and increased investment in the product platform.

Color shouldn’t be an afterthought, but rather one of the first items considered when preparing for next season’s apparel line.

The plus size category is forecast to grow substantially faster than the overall U.S. apparel market, at a rate of 6 percent year over year. It's still a vastly underserved market, offering many opportunities.

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