is technology and how does it relate to fashion?
Putting it simply, technology is a collection of techniques and processes
that are used in the production of goods or services. Therefore,
fashion technology is essentially certain methods or practices
that can aid the garment industry in regard to the products and services
that we offer. Tech can be embedded in machines such as computers,
mobile devices, textile factory machinery, quality testing lab equipment,
fabric printers, etc. Typically such technologies can be operated by individuals without
detailed knowledge of the workings of such things.
To make a long story short, the apparel industry relies heavily on various
systems and devices that have benefited from the rapid expansion of computers,
software, equipment, and the internet.
In this section of Apparel Search we provide access to various resources
and information that pertain to fashion technology (in
other words, technology used by the fashion industry). In
this area you will be able to research pattern making software, direct
to garment printing machinery, e-commerce best practices, wearable
technology, and much more.
If you have questions regarding technology used in the
fashion industry or textile industry, you can ask questions in the
fashion technology group at the fashion industry network. If you
work for a tech company that sells product to the fashion industry, you
should join the group to help educate members regarding your products.
Technology is on the move. Update your systems before they become
By the way, you may be aware
of this already but online auctions use technology to run properly.
Due to the fact that clothing and fashion accessories are sold during online
auctions, the auctions are a good example of
fashion technology at work.
So, if you are interested in fashion technology and at the same time have
interest in shopping for clothing, you may want to check out the
auctions on eBay. You may also want to visit our
Search Education section. Attending a school would
probably be a great way to learn more about technology for fashion.
Altrigen Solutions Limited: Integrated
Textile Management System. Altrigen supply modular textile ERP / Information
Management systems to woven textile manufacturers, converters and commission
processors. With modules specifically designed for weaving, mending, dyeing
and finishing, together with a backbone infrastructure for sales, design,
work in process, sales and inventory management, the Altrigen solution is
scalable for all points in the supply chain for woven textiles. Communication
via the internet using XML or EDI is a standard feature, allowing orders
and stock information to be transferred seamlessly using the Altrigen Dataview
system. Address: Drummond House Lumb Lane Bradford
BD8 7RP United Kingdom Phone: 44 1274 700560 Fax:
44 1274 700561 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul Frear (Managing Director)
American Software Inc.:
headquartered in Atlanta, American Software develops, markets and
supports one of the industry's most comprehensive offerings of integrated
business applications, including enterprise-wide, supply chain management,
Internet commerce, financial, warehouse management and manufacturing packages.
e-Intelliprise(TM) is a total ERP/supply chain management suite, which leverages
Internet connectivity and includes multiple manufacturing methodologies,
full global capability and integrated data marts. The Company's Flow Manufacturing(R)
solution is the first dedicated application for automating demand-based
manufacturing operations as a best-of-class client/server extension to existing
ERP systems. American Software holds 86% ownership in Logility Inc.
(NASDAQ: LGTY) , a leading supplier of collaborative value chain planning
solutions via the internet. Also, they have a wholly owned subsidiary
called New Generation Computing (www.ngcsoftware.com).
Address: 470 East Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305 (800) 726-2946. (404)
261-4381. FAX: (404) 364-7803. E-mail:[email protected]
ApparelMagic : ApparelMagic® is
the industry leader in apparel management solutions, with more than 27 years
of excellence. Web-enabled, PC & Mac compatible, ApparelMagic offers
ERP, PDM, CRM, PLM, EDI and Accounting in one integrated solution.
ApparelMagic offers the MOST COST EFFECTIVE ERP/EDI Solution in the industry
as well as ApparelMagic® To Go for iPads and Notebooks, ApparelMagic® Web,
your live web based order entry system, and ApparelMagic® Plus,
your powerful customization tool, to write your own scripts, reports and
layouts. ApparelMagic To Go and ApparelMagic Web enable your sales
team to show your digital showroom and take orders ANYWHERE, on your iPad,
laptop or other web friendly mobile solution (with or without internet access.) No
other ERP software combines the ease of use, power, technology and friendly
service. ApparelMagic provides direct and immediate access to the
latest status of any line, any customer, any accounting report. ApparelMagic
provides a visual feast of images, specs, revisions, instructions, sales
history and other tools to easily to determine all options and respond effectively.
ApparelMagic also supports easy integration with UPS, FedEx, e-commerce
links to your shopping cart and 3d-party warehouse systems. ApparelMagic's
user friendly visual interface, worldwide deployment options and comprehensive
reports give you unmatched power to move your business forward. Systems
begin at under $5,000 with convenient lease options as low as $250 monthly
(contact them for most current pricing). All systems include free training,
live technical support, product updates and powerful online help tools.
Contact: John Murphy, ApparelMagic, 1764 North Congress Ave, West Palm Beach,
FL 33409. Toll Free: 888-636-0002. Email: [email protected].
Fashion Industry Software
Fashion Industry Technology
Inventory Control Software
AZ-POS Boutique Systems
/ StyleTeks: they provide Retail Management Services for Apparel
based Boutiques and retailers in Arizona. Their
core product is the Microsoft Retail Management System, which provides retailers
with the power to manage their retail details, including, Open 2 Buy, Point
of Sale, Inventory Control & Tracking, Customer Management & Marketing,
Employee Management, Live In-Store Inventory to Webstore Integration, and
much more. Their solutions are ideal
for single and multi-store environments, who require superior, stable, cost
effective and easy to use product. They
assist some of the most successful and uniquely defined Boutiques in Arizona
on a day to day basis. Call today and they will
share their knowledge with you.
Address: 7047 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 250, Scottsdale, AZ 85254Phone: 480-422-6300Fax: 480-422-6300email:
[email protected]Contact: Chris Birchby
Cantel Apparel Systems:
In today's global apparel market, retailers & consumers push for lower
prices, better quality and quicker delivery. To stay ahead, the apparel
industry must respond with technology, innovative systems and information.
Cantel meets these challenges with leading edge web ERP solutions and apparel
software that will help you compete and grow profitably today and in the
future. CAMS9i Devloped from the ground up as a web based apparel
solution. The cams software applications will help you manage the entire
supply chain. With features such as web supplier conect, web sales force
and Web CRM. The Cantel Apparel Management System is designed Fashion for
the Apparel, Textiles, Furniture & Furnishings Footwear, Luggage &
Leather Goods and Automotive Industries. Address:
Montreal 75 Queen St. Suite 4300 Montreal, H3C 2N6 (514) 383-4452
CAMS 9I Web Based modules.
SALES ORDER MODULE
Computer Generated Solutions - CGS
Computer Generated Solutions: BlueCherry Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
provides the fashion industry with a state-of-the-art integrated system
for the development and management of the product development process, manufacturing
process, and distribution process. BlueCherry PLM will enable best-practice
processes by providing more comprehensive, more detailed, more systematized,
and real-time information to insure accurate and informed decision-making.
Having all of the business information in one place with easy access will
provide immediate benefits including ease of set-up, little or no duplication
of effort, and standardization. Users will also leverage the extensive functionality
present in other modules of the BlueCherry system to take advantage on this
one-of-a-kind complete product lifecycle management offering. Phone:
212 408 3800 e-mail: [email protected]
Apparel Industry Technology
Size Specification Management
Dynamic Form Designer
Collaborative Event Tracking Management Calendar
Costing / Bill of Material
True ERP Integration and Interface Capabilities
Computer Integrated Textile Design Association
(CITDA): Is the premier association committed to the use, management,
and development of computer integrated design (CID) and computer integrated
manufacturing (CIM) systems within the textile industry. CITDA is
a non-profit business organization.
Cotswold Industries Inc.
/ ApparelTrack: ApparelTrak
2.0 is an easy-to-use, secure, web service made especially for managing
and optimizing communication and processes in the global Apparel Industry.
It tracks samples, production, purchasing, inventory, and shipments around
the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By automatically organizing communications
and schedules throughout your design and supply chain, your company will
significantly cut production time, improve visibility, and reduce costs.
Address: 10 East 40th Street Suite 3410 New York, NY 10016 (P) + 212-689-3432
(F) + 212-545-0603 Contact: James W. McKinnon
Edifice: Edifice is an information
services company providing sell-through information, sales and inventory
analysis, vendor managed inventory services, and POS database feeds to corporations
worldwide. Serving companies in diverse markets including retail and healthcare,
Edifice has developed specialized tools for use by vendors, suppliers, and
manufacturers in improving their supply chain management capabilities. With
information gathered by Edifice, suppliers can easily identify opportunities
for increasing sales and lowering costs.
FabriCAD: provides unbiased,
up-to-date information on technology for apparel and textile design. They
specialize in helping companies find the right CAD software for their needs.
They also do research on market viability for tech products in the fashion
industry. Address: 21 Central Square Chelmsford, Massachusetts
01824 USA Phone: 978-256-2033 or 800-617-2410 Fax:
978-256-2215 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alison Hardy
Fashion GPS:The innovative management team at KCD Public relations approached
Fashion GPS Founder Eddie Mullon to create a leading edge new technology
to control sample tracking management. Once the platform was successfully
in place, Marc Jacobs requested that Fashion GPS be customized to meet his
specific needs as a designer. Today, Fashion GPS provides unparalleled combination
of time saving public relations functions from a fashion house, PR company,
and publication perspective. Events GPS, born from the innovative team that
brought you Fashion GPS, redefines the art of event management. Working
side by side with renowned public relations firm KCD, Events GPS systematically
mimicked each step of the event process. CEO Eddie Mullon explains: "Events
GPS is the natural compliment to Fashion GPS. You now have two unparalleled
services that can work independently or marry together to control both front
of show and behind the scenes management." Address: 248 W 35th 12th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone 212 594 2138
Fax E-mail: [email protected] Contact: Eddie Mullon
General Sewing Data, Ltd(United Kingdom): Developers of pre-determined
motion-time systems (PMT) for evaluation and cost calculation of working
practices in the sewn products, footwear and retail industries. Also, systems
and services for clerical and administrative environments.
Gerber Technology provides an extensive line of integrated computer
hardware and software systems to the sewn-goods and flexible goods industries.
These systems significantly improve the efficiency of information management,
product and pattern design, grading and marker making/nesting, material
spreading and cutting processes. The company offers automation solutions
to a variety of industries including apparel, transportation, furniture,
composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology's world headquarters
is located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents
and distributors located in more than 110 countries worldwide.Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four divisions of
Gerber Scientific, Inc. (www.gerberscientific.com) of South Windsor, Connecticut.
Gerber Scientific, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the
"GRB" symbol. Address: 24 Industrial Park
Road West TollandConnecticut 06084USAPhone: 1 800 826-3243
or 1 860 872-8082 Fax: 1 860 871-6007Email:
[email protected]Contact: Raquel Wolfe
Global Trading Systems Inc./
GTS (SoftShoe): is an application developed for the shoewear industry.
SoftShoe's Sourcing Manager gives your team the tools they need to work
collaboratively with your global trading partners. It provides a common
environment for managing Orders, planning and tracking critical production
tasks, coordinating and reporting quality assurance inspections and capturing
shipping events and information. Orders that used to take days or weeks
to confirm can now be delivered, viewed and confirmed inside of a day. Queries
by your staff, overseas offices, suppliers and even customers on orders
and shipments are always available.