TECHNOLOGY

App Gives Manufacturers an Eye on the Production Floor

By Alison A. Nieder | June 18, 2015

Alpharetta, Ga.–based solutions provider Shopfloor Support LLC has launched Shopfloor Eye, a solution that helps manufacturers collect production data and get real-time visibility on the factory floor.

Me-Ality Announces $15 Million Investment, New Directors

The maker of the Me-Ality body-scanning technology announced the completion of an investment of $15 million in equity that was co-led by its largest institutional investor, Northwater Capital Management Inc.

FineLine Introduces ‘As You Like It’ for RFID-Integrated Hangtags

FineLine Introduces ‘As You Like It’ for RFID-Integrated Hangtags

Atlanta-based RFID (radio frequency identification) tag provider FineLine Technologies Inc. has a new quick-turn program, dubbed “As You Like It.”

Keeping Up With the Shifting Retail Scene

Keeping Up With the Shifting Retail Scene

Retail is an ever-changing landscape that is expanding to different horizons all the time. But experts have one major piece of advice: Do nothing and you die.

From Real World Wearables to Targeted Messaging, Challenging Assumptions at West L.A. Tech Conference

From Real World Wearables to Targeted Messaging, Challenging Assumptions at West L.A. Tech Conference

Retailers and brands put their heads together at the Fashion Digital Conference, held at the Olympic Collection and Banquet Center in West Los Angeles on May 19 to dig deeper for answers of how to improve their apparel businesses with technology.

Looking for Tools to Bridge the Tech Gap Between Online and Bricks-and-Mortar

Looking for Tools to Bridge the Tech Gap Between Online and Bricks-and-Mortar

The Fashion Digital Conference featured panel discussions, workshops and the opportunity to browse the latest software tools for addressing both the macro and micro trends of selling fashion in a digital age.

Me-Ality to Focus Fashion Tech Biz on Uniform Market

The market for work uniforms is giant, said Tuoc Luong, chief executive officer of fashion technology company Me-Ality, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.

3D-Printed Fabric and Washable LED Screens Among the Innovation Awards Winners at Techtextil

New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.

Consolidating Sales Data to Drive Growth for Retailers

Consolidating Sales Data to Drive Growth for Retailers

42 Technologies is a cloud-based tool designed to assist apparel retailers to sort through raw sales data from all vertical channels to help grow revenue.

Lyon + Post: Don’t Pay Up Front for Fashion

Start-up e-commerce site Lyon + Post, headquartered in San Francisco’s Financial District, is one of a number of companies that offers a don’t-pay-upfront deal to its shoppers.

Streddo; E-commerce & Fashion Incubator Takes A Bow

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Streddo said it will work with new designers, emerging designers and even some proven fashion brands looking to become more-fierce competitors.

PLM’s Next Step: Can Maturing Tech Foster Fashion Innovation?

High-profile fashion brands and apparel companies such as VF Corp., Billabong International Limited, Jerry Leigh and Stony Apparel Corp. all use product lifecycle management software to design clothes and bring them to market, but PLM vendors hope to make their software do even more.

Open Style Lab: Making Apparel Accessible to All

Open Style Lab: Making Apparel Accessible to All

With a mission “to make style accessible to people of all abilities,” the interdisciplinary research and development project seeks to find ways of “creating innovative wearable solutions for people with disabilities.”

Tech Companies Look to Consumers and Connectivity to Drive Apparel Industry

From the shifting nature of analytics to consumers’ growing influence to the consumer connectivity of the “Internet of things,” key technology issues and their impact on apparel retailers and brands were discussed by technology experts who recently gathered in Los Angeles.

Lingerie Brand Regina Miracle Adds Centric PLM

Regina Miracle International Ltd., a Hong Kong–based lingerie and shapewear maker, is adding Centric 8 product lifecycle management software to help coordinate collaboration between the lingerie company’s sample-development team and its customers and its internal sample-development team.

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