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A Farewell from the Editor

It's been a wonderful 24 years with Apparel.

This is How to Produce Sustainable Jeans

Traditional denim production has a major negative impact on the environment and the people who make it. Here's how to improve the process.

Making better, more comfortable product and keeping the Pacific Garbage Patch from growing are two goals of OR exhibitors.

Although enabling agility, optimizing efficiency and driving sustainability are not new value-driving capabilities, technologies such as robotics, analytics, digitization and block chain are critical to enabling these capabilities for next-generation sourcing enterprises.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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