What 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.
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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 obsolete.
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 fashion auctions on eBay. You may also want to visit our Apparel Search Education section. Attending a school would probably be a great way to learn more about technology for fashion.
Software, apps, wearables and all sorts of tech is important to the business of fashion. Learn about various fashion industry technology resources from the directory below.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com
AZ-POS Boutique Systems American Point of Sale / 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.
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 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cantel-cams.com/
CAMS 9I Web Based modules.
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@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Alison Hardy
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: 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 Tolland Connecticut 06084 USA Phone: 1 800 826-3243 or 1 860 872-8082 Fax: 1 860 871-6007 Email: email@example.com 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.Visit the next: Fashion Technology Page for more resources.