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Founded in 1927, General Sportwear may be venerable, but it’s not old-fashioned. This family-owned manufacturer of private-label woven bottoms uses cutting-edge technology to run all aspects of its operations.

With an increasing number of customers located in Vietnam, a more advanced TrimTec production line will be launched in Saigon TanTec to support the local demand.

Apparel will host its annual Sourcing Summit at MAGIC on Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, followed by a reception, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event is an official program of SOURCING at MAGIC, which runs Aug. 13 to 16 in conjunction with MAGIC MARKET WEEK, Aug.&n

Bamboo Rose unveiled the results of its latest survey of 250 retail and supply chain professionals, which focused on the rise of digital sourcing and its benefits for retailers and vendors.

Columbia Sportswear Company's senior vice president of global sourcing and manufacturing, Steve Woodside, has resigned effective immediately.

PLM Report

With the latest evolution, PLM encourages more inclusivity for multiple internal teams and external suppliers. It also enables greater process automation and analysis of important product development and supply chain information.


In an effort to show it stands behind its products, LuLaRoe launched a "Make Good Program" that offered refunds or exchanges to anyone who purchased defective products from licensed LuLaRoe retailers between Jan. 1, 2016, and April 24, 2017.

As of June 1, 2017 F1-Generation, GmbH represents Manhattan Beachwear's 16 licensed and proprietary brands, initially launching Lauren Ralph Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren swimwear brands at the Paris Swim Show.

Is there room for improvement in patient care apparel? You betcha.

It's good news for U.S. athleisure brands and manufacturers.

A picture is emerging that supports the marriage of a PLM strategy and the technology backbone to design and develop apparel and soft goods products that are increasingly likely to embed internet-enabled technologies.


From sustainability and artificial intelligence to automating workflows, doubling down on fit technology and perfecting patterns, this year’s innovative cohort shows that there’s no wrong way to move your business forward and rise above the competition - even as the stakes get higher every day.

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