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Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Bring First Spider Silk Fabrics to the Performance Apparel Market

Among the strongest fibers produced in nature, scalable and cost-effective production of spider silk represents a ‘holy grail’ of material science.

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.

Product innovation teams will be able to create virtual materials to share across their entire workflow process from design through production and quality control.

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

Fashion retailers need only two words to describe the frenetic pace of change taking place within their industry: Amazon and Zara.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

Digital Planning Board will allow for the creative aspects of the business, while harnessing financial data to make informed decisions.

At the Equipment Zone, customers can engage with product experts and run test print samples using their own files on the Epson dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment (DTG) solutions.

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.

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.

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.

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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