The use of the term "technology" has changed significantly over the
past few centuries. The terminology rose to prominence in the 20th
century in connection with the Second Industrial Revolution. However,
at that time, people could not have ever imagined how technology would
change and benefit our everyday life. Fashion technology has
provided huge advantages to textile and clothing companies. Tech
helps ever aspect of our business at all levels of the supply chain.
Fashion industry technology helps from the design process all the way
until clothes, shoes, or accessories are sold to consumers. The
word technology mostly refers to tools and machines that may be used to
solve real-world problems. The internet, software, computers, and other
tech driven devices have greatly benefited the garment industry.
Below you will find some of the companies that have helped shape our
Investronica Sistemas, S.A. / Invescol:
is a Spanish company created in 1980, specializing in the development
of CAD design tools (Computer Assisted Design), CAM systems (Computer Assisted
Manufacturing) and CIM projects (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) for
the apparel and upholstery industries, as well as for others such as automobile,
aeronautics, etc. The Company currently
has Delegations and Distributors in over 55 countries, while INVESTRONICA
SISTEMAS CAD, CAM and CIM systems are present at over 5.500 client sites
around the world and in all five continents.
INVESTRONICA SISTEMAS has a client portfolio of world renown, which
encompasses the fashion, upholstery and aeronautics sectors. Indeed, many
of its clients are considered top quality brand names and use INVESTRONICA
SISTEMAS systems daily in developing their products.
Address: Trv 33 bis # 131 Bogot Colombia
Phone: 57 3 231 0062 Email:
- Wholesale Item # 1: CAD
- Wholesale Item # 2: CAM
- Wholesale Item # 3: CIM
(formerly SVI Solutions
Inc), For more than 25 years, Island Pacific has
developed a reputation for delivering high-quality, high-reliability software
to the retail industry. Recently, the company has transformed itself into
the low-cost, high-value provider of retail enterprise solutions by developing
breakthrough technologies, and by partnering with leading consulting organizations
to provide next-generation services. In
addition, Island Pacific leverages its years of experience with emerging
and established retailers to craft creative solutions tailored for each
customer's needs. As a result, Island Pacific is the definitive resource
for scalable, flexible and affordable solutions for retailers around the
world. Among the solutions that Island Pacific delivers to retailers is
Inventory and Supply Chain Management, multi-channel, Loss Prevention, Consumer
Research, Enterprise Process Management and POS. With nearly 200 customers,
Island Pacific and its solutions are represented in more than 30,000 stores
worldwide, and manage more than 1.5 billion transactions annually. Founded
in 1978, the company is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has offices
in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contact:
Ron Koren e-mail:
JDA Software: The JDA Portfolio products
address a wide array of critical business functions. They can deliver best
of class solutions for merchandise management, inventory allocation and
replenishment, planning, demand forecasting, store operations and point
of sale, supply chain collaboration and CPFR programs, space management
at the store shelf and business optimization and analysis.
JPMA is an International POS software company (Point
of Sale). Address:: 1597 Cole
Blvd. Golden Colorado 80401 USA
Phone: 303.232.3700 Email:
Contact: Mark Angeletti
Latitude Business Systems Inc.
/ Bundle Track: Phone # 617 556 4003
Lectra: Lectra is a world leader in
the design, manufacturing and distribution of software and hardware dedicated
to the major industrial users of textiles, leather and other soft materials,
supplying a comprehensive range of associated services for the development
of complete solutions, from product design to manufacture to retailing.
Lectra, a leading technology provider to
the fashion industry offers a wide range of software, automated cutting
systems and high value-added services covering the entire value chain, from
design through manufacturing to retailing. Lectra Fashion PLM (Product Lifecycle
Management), specifically designed for fashion companies, integrates process
optimization with collections lifecycle management and includes modules
for line planning, creative collection development, product data management,
product engineering, and workflow management. Lectra Kaledo Collection,
which shares a common database platform within PLM, encourages artistic
creativity while structuring the collection creation process and facilitating
the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment.
Lectra Kaledo Textile is a suite of software for the textile designing processes
of Print, Knit and Weave that further facilitates the exchange of information
internal and external to the design environment. Lectra serves over 20,000
customers in more than 100 countries.
- Pattern Making Software
- PLM Software (Fashion PLM)
- Textile Design Software
- Fashion Technology
Logility, Inc. (subsidiary
owned by American Software Inc.
http://www.amsoftware.com/) Logility's Voyager Solutions are an integrated
suite of business-to-business internet value chain management solutions
that enable manufacturers, distributors and retailers to more effectively
optimize the activities along their respective value chains and enhance
collaboration among trading partners.
LogOn Business Systems:
LogOn specializes in providing comprehensive ERP (Enterprise Resource
Planning) software solutions to our customers within the apparel, footwear,
and accessories industries who require a robust color, size, dimension matrix.
With LogOn's ERP solutions. The core LogOn system handles all your company's
operation needs including complete sales cycle, production cycle, inventory
management, and financial accounting data fully integrated into a complete
package. They offer ERP solutions to small business
and enterprise clientele including a hassle free and cost effective upgrade
paths. All their current ERP systems are fully
web accessible and are available in fully hosted environments.
Address 330 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
10017 Phone - 646-495-5320 Fax -646-219-0464 E-mail:
Contact: Michael Turanski
MFG Textiles: MFG.com,
founded in 2000, is one of the largest online marketplace serving the global
manufacturing community.Whether you're sourcing Garments, Home Textiles,
or Industrial Textiles, The textiles Channel at MFG.com serves as an online
supplier relationship management tool that helps determine market pricing
and saves buyers time through helping them source smarter by becoming more
efficient at creating, delivering and tracking the RFQ process. With MFG.com,
buyers get to market faster through effectively matching their requirements
to a factory's capability, capacity and quality. The technology intelligently
connects buyers with suppliers of manufacturing services while directing
the collaboration, quoting, due diligence and analysis processes. Sourcing
Managers and Merchandisers request quotes online that are instantly matched
to factories that have the right expertise and capacity at an exact moment
in time. Buyers benefit from discovering the right suppliers with minimal
effort and suppliers discover customers with an immediate manufacturing
need that they otherwise would not have known about. MFG.com supports a
vast array of textile categories and products. If a textile item needs to
be manufactured, it can be sourced through MFG.com
My Virtual Model My Virtual
Model Inc. has set the standard for online apparel shopping. Two core technologiesMy
Virtual Model Dressing Room and My Fitenable consumers to "try on"
clothes on the Internet. The year 2002 saw the introduction of a third product,
My Virtual Model Imail. This innovative marketing tool offers a unique,
fun and simple interactive MVM Dressing Room integrated in an e-mail. For
merchants, deploying My Virtual Model technology improves bottom-line profitability
by increasing revenues while cutting costs. Shoppers using My Virtual Model
solutions spend more, buy more and return far fewer itemsresulting directly
in reduced shipping and handling costs.
New Generation Computing , Inc.,
a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (http://www.amsoftware.com),
is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing
and marketing business applications for apparel manufacturers, brand managers,
retailers, importers and other businesses in the sewn-products industry.
The company's products include e-SPS; AMAS, a specialized apparel business
control, accounting and MRP system; TPM, a shop- floor control and manufacturing
execution system; EZ-Ship, a labeling, packing and shipping system for remote
factories; SP&E, a screenprint and embroidery management system; and
Full Package, a multi-lingual business control system for offshore enterprises.
Headquartered in Miami, New Generation Computing has sales offices worldwide
and more than 600 clients, including Wilsons Leather, Kellwood, Hugo Boss,
Russell Corp., Maidenform, William Carter, Rainbeau, ISDA & CO and Alianza
Textil. Phone # (305) 556-9122,
Originally founded as CIMS in 2001, Los Angeles-based Nouvolution
Inc., publishes N41 an ERP business software solution for running every
aspect of apparel and footwear companies including order processing, finished
and component inventory management, accounting (AR), production, materials
requirement, Scan and Pack, UPS and FED EX link, Quickbooks link and EDI.
Nouvolution has provided the software answer
for many successful clients within the Apparel, Accessories, and Footwear
industries. Nouvolution will grow with the needs of your company. SQL Database.
Address: 3350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 950 Los
Angeles, CA 90010 Phone: 310-801-4078 Fax: 213-738-1011 Contact: David Dea
Email: [email protected]
Porini USA has developed the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Solution
for fashion and footwear. This industry leading solution combines the flexibility
of Microsoft Dynamics AX with proven coverage of apparel sourcing and distribution
functional requirements. Address: 155 E
34th Street New York, NY 10016 phone: +1 212 2131084
[email protected] or
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jon Buchan
Knitting & Weaving Software
Supply Chain Management
QRS: QRS was founded in 1988 with
a unique vision: to build a technology company that would enable real-time
collaboration across the extended retail supply chain, regardless of place,
product and size.
an emerging leader in information technology solutions for the global
sewn product industry, offers pre-packaged products, custom solutions, consulting
services and offshore development facilities to its clients. REACH solutions
add significant and sustainable leveragable advantages to clients enabling
them to navigate today's turbulent marketplace. Built using best-of-breed
technology platforms, their solutions are open, robust and scalable. REACH
will gain an unprecedented competitive advantage by being the first sewn
product software company to maximize the India talent- and-cost-advantage
for every process in the extended sewn product supply chain.
Retail Technology Consortium (RETEX):
the nation's largest retail technology buying consortium. Retex is an independent,
not-for-profit, member controlled organization headquartered in New York.
They also provide retail related consulting services.
SnapFashun Inc.: SnapFashun
is software program for the fashion industry. It works along with
Adobe Illustrator to provide a interactive reference library as well as
browser to store sketches. All SnapFashun Libraries include both details
and items that can be snapped together, manipulated, altered and resized,
so students can develop their own designs and portfolios. Also it quickly
and easily teaches students the indispensable tools of Illustrator that
the fashion industry requires. This teamed with their learning the correct
names of fashion details and silhouettes is the beginning that gives them
the verbal and technical skills required to work in the industry . All libraries
include: a hard copy of the contents of the library, a manual, and a CD.
SnapFashun provides interactive fashion libraries of women's, men's and
kid items based on BGA's 25 years of fashion reporting experience covering
the hottest selling items and details from Europe, Los Angeles and runway.
All SnapFashun Libraries work as a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator for Mac
and Windows. All sketches are drawn to scale allowing for easy manipulation,
alteration, and the interchanging of components for quick and accurate design
generation. Address: 7551 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 203 L.A.,
CA 90046 Tel: 323-882-6620 Fax: 323-882-6712 Contact: Bill Glazer Email:
- Trend Forecasting
- Design Software
Software Builders Cotton Systems,
Inc (USA):Developers of software for cotton
merchants, electronic warehouse receipts handling and bale management. Links
to weather reports and cotton related sites.
SUN iTECH INDIA (PVT). LTD,
are leading Software Development Company located in Chennai, India. Our
branch office is at Houston, Texas-USA. We have developed and successfully
installed Garment Manufacturing Management Software for the Tirupur market.
Yarn Track - Garment Manufacturing Management
System Yarn Track is a Web Based Garment Manufacturing Management Tool,
which is easy to implement-and-use package for Garment Manufacturers and
exporters. Unlike other systems, which are jargon based, Yarn Track goes
literally threadbare (yarn bare) to the basics. It understands the needs
of everyone involved in this trade, Yarn Purchaser, Fabric manufacturer,
merchandiser, Style Creator, Stores Handler, and so on. The system is so
flexible that to start with, there is no difficulty for the user to enter
their data and get their reports immediately, without bothering him for
the related strictures. As the user is getting conversant with the package,
he contributes to the basic data building, thus enabling the management
to achieve their objective of Proximity to information. Address:
3rd Floor, OMS Court, # 1, Nathamuni Street, Off. G.N. Chetty Road, T.Nagar,
Chennai 600 017. Tamilnadu, India . Tel # 91-044 815 7141 / 7242 e mail:
techexchange.com: Teaching technology
to the textile trades - techexchange.com is host to one of the world's largest
resource for supply chain technology news, information and vendors.
Visitors can conduct research on the technologies that are changing the
landscape of the apparel and textile industries. Search for software, hardware,
service providers, jobs, schools, post technology questions on the chat
forum and more. Address: 2229 Sherwood Court Minnetonka,
Minnesota 55305 USA Phone: 952-593-9085
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Teri Ross
TexTech Systems, LLC:
TexTech Systems supplies the textile industry with systems for shop floor
production monitoring as well as the tools needed for roll handling and
sample making. TexTech Systems has helped textile customers
improve quality and increase productivity for over 25 years. TexTech
Systems represents the following companies in North America:
Porini USA Production monitoring and planning
for weaving, finishing and preparation.
Polytex AG Sample making tools including
pinking machines, waterfall machines, etc.
Polymaster UK Fabric rolling, cutting, inspection,
and packing machinery.
CCI Sample weaving and warping machines with built-in
design systems. Norsel AG Heat applied labeling systems for fabric tracking
through any process.
Call TexTech Systems for all your manufacturing needs.
TexTech Systems is a Microsoft Partner and a Dell Reseller. Address:
380 Wingo Heights Rd. Suite 6A Spartanburg, SC 29303 USA Tel: +1
864 580 5596 Fax: +1 864 580 5598 e-mail:
Tru-Fit Data Systems:
The Tru-Fit Apparel Management System was designed by industry experts
and is easy to use. Microsoft Visual Basic and SQL Database provide
built-in flexibility allow the system to be easily modified for individual
use, often without the need to do any programming. Key features include:
available to sell reporting, sophisticated multi-store (distro) order entry,
including consolidated picking tickets; intelligent order allocation logic;
production orders to schedule imports, planning to ID profit by groups/styles;
booking analysis (cut and sold reporting) and integrated EDI functionality
to maximize productivity. Address: 34 Kennedy
Boulevard East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1248
Phone: 732-247-7900 Fax: 732-247-8599
Contact: Ken Reifer.
UKY Corporation Ltd / Texwatch Inc.:
is an online production tracking system that enables Accurate Production
Monitoring. GarmenTrak provides an Intelligent Tracking Projection system
for precise management of production tasks, creates an environment for a
Collaborative Workdesk between Buyers, Suppliers and Factories, enhancing
real-time transparency. Address: Hong Kong Phone: (852) 2420 1194 Fax: (852) 2420 3682 Email: [email protected]
Visionet Systems, Inc.:
Visionet has proven its capability to dramatically improve operational
performance and profitability of its apparel industry clients, by optimizing
their existing applications. They Optimize
a new system to meet apparel industry or business specific requirements,
Enhance or add new functionality to an existing system, and Integrate a
new system with an existing system, multiple existing systems, and multiple
new systems Address: 3 Cedar Brook Drive
Cranbury, New Jersey 08512
United States Phone: 609-452-0700
Fax: 609-655-5232 Email: [email protected] Contact: Alan Lustig, Business Development Executive
Visual 2000 is a Montreal based software
developer specializing in Apparel Specific Enterprise Management Software.
Visual 2000 is the leading provider of Apparel ERP Software in Canada. Visual
2000 has an established presence worldwide with distribution channels in
Toronto, Vancouver, New-York, Mexico, Taiwan, China and Hong-Kong. When
you choose Visual 2000, you choose more than just another software solution.
Thats because Visual 2000 was formed by professionals with decades of experience
in the sewn products industry. They have joined together to deliver on-site
applications that facilitate the implementation of advanced Enterprise Management
and Product Distribution systems. Visual 2000 DPMS software is a complete,
best-of-breed solution that delivers outstanding value based on exceptional
price/performance and functionality. The software is key to companies seeking
to enhance profitability in an evolving supply chain-based economy.
The Visual 2000 DPMS product offering includes
modules, ranging from Web-Based PDM, sales, purchasing, inventory, accounting,
Web-Based Ordering (Dynamic ATS), MRP (Material Requirement Planning), RMA
(Return Merchandise Authorization), EDI, Bar Coding, and Product BOM (Bill
of Material). All modules are scalable and
interactive in a client/server environment. This wide selection enables
the tailoring of solutions specific to the needs of individual companies
and numerous vertical industry segments. Address: 65 West, 36th St, Suite
300, New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212-485-8087
Fax:212-485-8095 E-mail: [email protected]
Contact name: Ayaz Alam
Xperia: formerly Online Data
Systems, is a new company, applying years of Apparel Industry knowledge,
offering solutions and services that enable organizations to more effectively
plan and manage their production/sourcing operations, supply chain activities
and customer service business practices. Their solutions and applications
were initially designed to handle the multi-dimensional product characteristics
and complex business processes of apparel manufacturers. Their apparel
industry solutions focus on addressing key critical business challenges
facing most companies in today's marketplace.
Yu-nique Solutions Inc.: they have
created a method to organize swatches and design elements. Yunique
Solutions provide high-value solutions for organizations where performance
management and process improvement are strategic initiatives. The management
of Yunique Solutions is fully aware of the strategic role of PLM and the
value it can bring to every organization.
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