PI Apparel 2016 Sponsors
CLO Virtual Fashion
CLO Virtual Fashion creates true-to-life 3D garment visualization technologies. Utilized as an industry tool for improved communication, CLO software solutions have quickly become a standard for expressing a variety of design details and garment categories — from simple T-shirts to complex outerwear. With over 10 years of extensive research and development, and a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise clients, CLO continues to provide cutting-edge solutions to build a more efficient and creative 3D ecosystem for the fashion and apparel industries.
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM in 2016 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
The digital revolution is growing, and so is the need for connectivity. That’s why Gerber Technology, whose industry-leading software and automation solutions help customers improve their design and manufacturing processes and more effectively manage the supply chain, has launched its own integrated digital revolution.
Gerber’s digital solutions connect seamlessly—YuniquePLM™ and AccuMark® share planning and design information; then pass critical production data on to our GERBERspreaders™ and GERBERcutters®. Gerber helps you increase productivity, shorten cycle times and automate critical processes. Plus, by creating one version of the truth, we give your entire team greater visibility into work in process.
For market and customer-oriented products, the customers or their body size and volumes must become part of the development process. This is achieved with technology by Human Solutions ― directly in CAD. We have developed innovations which today are taken for granted all over the world in the Mobility and Fashion sectors ― innovations like the simulation and examination of vehicle interiors with our human model RAMSIS or the use of 3D body scanning for serial measurements. It has always been our goal to increase the efficiency of your development processes together with quality, comfort and safety. Today in Mobility, we’re already working hard to adhere to standards at the early computer model stage. And in Fashion, we integrate the human being in 3D directly into product development, sales and marketing.
Lectra Deutschland GmbH
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions (software, automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials to manufacture their products. It serves major world markets: fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of other industries. Lectra’s solutions, specific to each market, enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100 countries, contributing to their operational excellence. Lectra registered revenues of $264 million in 2015 and is listed on Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com .
Body Scanning. 3dMD develops and markets the most widely used static-3D and temporal-3D (motion) camera systems for human subject input applications that demand anatomical image precision including healthcare, wearable technologies, apparel, anthropometrics, human factors, and security. Combining subject workflow efficiency with the ability to generate a progressive 3D sequence of high-quality motion images of the face, head, hand, foot, or full body, 3dMD supports many innovations from clinical findings and facial recognition to the creation of new wearable technologies, clothing, accessories, and footwear that precisely adapt and fit to a person’s unique shape and enhance performance. And in today’s disruptive world, when many consumers are driven to spend money on memorable experiences that provide notable content for their social media scrapbooks, 3dMD can also provide a unique bricks-and-mortar consumer experience that builds brand excitement. Moreover, the consumer’s virtual 3dMDbody image (with its valuable size/shape information) can also provide a realistic clicks-and-mortar experience with minimum product returns AND build a strong database of shape information for application in the R&D cycle for future product innovation… all while increasing customer loyalty and bottom-line profitability.
Alvanon was founded in 2001 when it developed a unique and innovative data-driven approach to solving the challenges of sizing and fit inherent in the apparel industry. Since that time it has evolved into a global consulting firm advising the world’s leading apparel organizations on how to align their internal teams, processes and supply chains; more intimately engage their existing and target customers; and innovate to optimize profitability and achieve their growth objectives. It has amassed a wealth of expertise across every key industry discipline including consumer analytics, concept and technical design, product development, manufacturing,quality, sourcing, planning, merchandising, distribution, marketing, e-commerce and training.
Alvanon works with its clients across multiple apparel sectors in 89 countries. It operates from its head office in New York, European headquarters in London and Asia office in Hong Kong. Alvanon also has research, development and manufacturing facilities in Donguan and Shenzhen in China.
Body Labs has built SOMA the first ‘human-aware’ artificial intelligence platform that understands the way we move and how we’re shaped to make our world more personal. SOMA transforms photos, videos, body scans, or physical measurements into the accurate 3D body shape of your customers. Use SOMA to accurately measure the 3D shape of your customers to personalize apparel and sizing or connect consumers based on shape for peer-to-peer communication and recommendations centered around the products they love. SOMA can run inside your existing recommendation engine to combine rich customer 3D body shape data with past purchases, tech packs, and more.
Browzwear’s pioneering 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising are the key to a successful digital product lifecycle. Through the power of beautiful, true-to- life 3D, designers, developers, production and marketing can now collaborate effectively to deliver creative products to market faster than ever before. With Browzwear, brands and retailers around the world are connecting people and processes, reducing iterations and samples, and merchandising garments even before they are produced.
Leading the 3D Revolution
The fashion industry is undergoing a digital transformation. Until recently, fashion went from paper sketches, to paper patterns, to hand-sewn samples. Today, thanks to a new generation of technology, leading fashion companies are doing it all in true-to- life 3D. Browzwear is proud to be a leader in this digital apparel revolution since 2000, with groundbreaking 3D products for garment developers, fashion designers, and merchandisers.
A Global Company for a Global Industry
With headquarters in SIngapore, R&D in Israel, and customer service in the US, Asia Pacific & Europe, Browzwear is a trusted partner of brands and manufacturers worldwide. Over 400 apparel companies including Adidas, Nike, VF, Lining, Triumph, Walmart & their supply chain collaborators use Browzwear’s technologies to bring creative products to market faster. Learn more at www.browzwear.com.
Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmBH
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages the company’s world-leading 3D software applications to transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported, enabling businesses to craft delightful customer experiences. With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, our customers create “social enterprises” that involve their customers in the innovation process. With its online architecture, the 3DEXPERIENCE environment helps businesses to test and evaluate — anywhere in the development lifecycle of a product or service — the eventual experience they will deliver to their customers. In short, 3DEXPERIENCE powers the next-generation capabilities that drive today’s Experience Economy.
DeSL is a global company delivering integrated web based, end-to-end solutions for the Fashion, Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors. Applications include PLM, PIM, ERP, SRM and E-Commerce modules.
With a well-established and rapidly growing global customer base including Retail, E-Tail, Wholesale and Manufacturing companies, DeSL’s software has been proven to be one of the most scalable and technologically advanced solutions in the market place today, capable of supporting many hundreds or thousands of users via the Cloud or locally hosted.
The company is rapidly pushing back the boundaries of technology for the fashion sector and is leading the pack in many key business process areas including:
- Color Lifecycle Management
- Visual Planning and Merchandising
- Interactive, web based 3D Design
- Virtual/Augmented Reality and how HoloLens technology can transform design, merchandising and selling processes
ITC Infotech Limited
ITC Infotech, in partnership with PTC, offers the most comprehensive Product Lifecycle Management solution for retail, apparel and footwear industry. Our solutions help address both industry-specific challenges and everyday business pressures. Powered by the industry’s largest team of PTC technologists, experience of over 850 global PLM implementations, 1000+ person years of experience on PTC technologies and 500+ person years of FlexPLM experience, ITC Infotech is transforming businesses with a confluence of traditional and disruptive technologies (IoT, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Mobility). ITC Infotech is a specialized global scale – full service provider of Domain, Data, Design and Digital technology solutions, led by a strong business and technology consulting focus.www.itcinfotech.com | email: email@example.com
Kalypso is a global innovation consulting firm that works with organizations to deliver better results from innovation. Kalypso's Innovation Results Transformation approach is designed to help clients improve innovation performance for sustained, bottom-line growth – year over year.
Aras offers the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for product development and management.
We combine enterprise open source technology with an advanced model-based service oriented architecture to deliver a highly scalable, flexible and secure PLM solution suite.
Our extensive out-of-the-box functionality and modern web-based, cloud-ready architecture enable you to deploy quickly and continuously enhance your PLM environment in a fraction of the time required by conventional enterprise PLM/PDM systems and at a total cost of ownership far below that of any leading competitor.
Companies from all industries rely on Aras for their product lifecycle management, ECCO is one example in the apparel and footwear industry. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm.
PTC FlexPLM is the first Smart Connected PLM™ solution for retail, fashion, footwear, apparel, and consumer products. FlexPLM transforms global brands with PTC’s world class Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Regality (AR) solutions that help teams create and collaborate more easily, streamline supply chains, and deliver more inspired products to market, faster and more efficiently. With years of experience and over 79,000 users, PTC continues to lead the way with transformative, connected platforms for retail.
To learn more, please visit: www.ptc.com/retail-plm”
TXT Retail is the first mover and leading provider of End-to-End Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions for the Luxury, Fashion and Specialty Retail sectors. The TXT Retail solution is based on a flexible platform, is easy to use and to adopt. Its unique value is in the ability to extend its thorough PLM capabilities such as Creative design, Collection Development and Sourcing not only to Line Planning but seamlessly to advanced Merchandise and Assortment Planning and Supply Chain Collaboration. TXT Retail projects leverage the TXT AgileFit processes, best practices and reference applications, thus ensuring high quality and fast benefit generation. TXT Retail counts on more than 300 retail specialists and serves more than 300 customers worldwide, including leading global players such as adidas, Arcadia Group, Auchan, Bata, Build-a-Bear, Camper, Carphone Warehouse, Desigual, DFS, Dior, Furla, Geox, Guess, Ecco, Lacoste, Levi Strauss & Co., Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Monoprix, Miroglio, Moncler, Orsay, Pandora, Safilo, Sephora, Sonae, Starboard Cruise Services, Takko, Tesco, Tod’s, Urban Outfitters.TXT Retail Global Headquarters are in Milan, Italy with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. TXT Retail collaborates with selected specialized partners worldwide.TXT Retail is part of TXT e-solutions, a company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (TXT.MI)www.txtretail.com
Visual Next (formerly Visual 2000 Intl.) is a leading provider of End2End software tailored specifically to the apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory companies. Our fully integrated suite of business solutions empowers retailers, brands and manufacturers to lead the way in today’s omnichannel market using mobile friendly and data driven tools. Over 600 companies around the world are re-engineering their processes for the future using Visual Next technology.
What you need to know about Visual Next:
- 20 years of innovation packaged in a true omnichannel solution.
- Manage your business anytime from anywhere with fully responsive tools.
- Configurable applications seamlessly working together to meet the specific requirements of modern apparel companies.
- Automation of time consuming business processes for greater productivity and speed to market.
- Complete integration with industry standard and proprietary applications, including Adobe Illustrator.
The virtualization of a physical material sample is a difficult and time-consuming task. What is commonly used is a flatbed scanner or consumer camera, several image processing tools and a lot of time.
Revolutionizing the process, Vizoo now offers a new way to easily create 3D materials. The xTex Scanner captures material samples fast and accurately, while the xTex software provides useful tools for texture processing. With a capture and calculation time of only two minutes, textures based on physical material information and up to 2000 dpi are now available almost instantly. The tool focuses on clarity and effectiveness, so even inexperienced users can create stunning materials.
Founded in Germany, Erlangen in 2013 by Martin Semsch and Reinhard Meier, Vizoo is a small team of people working together with a strong network of partners and suppliers. Its main products, the xTex Scanner and xTex Software, are already utilized to create 3D materials all over the world by fashion and automotive companies.Furthermore, Vizoo provides a care-free material visualization service and custom-made software to automate your workflows.
Fast React Systems
Fast React Systems, part of Coats Global Services, is a global provider of software solutions, specifically for the fashion industry, from product lifecycle management (PLM) and sourcing, to manufacturing planning and control. With unparalleled reach through the fashion supply chain, Fast React provides software solutions and expertise to help retailers, brands, sourcing companies and manufacturers improve speed to market, efficiency and reliability.
Visionng e-PLM is an intuitive, fashion specific solution that provides the visibility, coordination and control required to efficiently manage all of the key processes from design inception through to product delivery. Visionng is a browser based solution which includes enhanced workflows and bi-directional Ai integration, and is used successfully by numerous fashion retailers, brands and sourcing businesses, including Reiss, Joules and Radley, who recognise the value of a solution which places effective critical path management and supplier collaboration at its very core.
Audaces Industrial Automation
Audaces was founded on one word: innovation. Our products have been taking the market spotlight since 1992 as a result of their unique features, which bring speed, quality, and efficiency to the clothing, furniture, upholstery, transportation, glass, paper, and mechanical metal industries.
Last august, during Febratex, we launched Audaces Idea 4D – our most recent innovation. Audaces Idea 4D is the only solution in the world that makes it possible for fashion designers to create directly in a 3D environment, without the need for already developed 2D patterns.
X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in various industries. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.
First Insight is the world’s leading provider of solutions that empower brands to incorporate the voice of the consumer into the design and merchandising of new products. Through the use of online consumer engagement, the First Insight solution gathers real-time consumer data and applies predictive analytic models to create actionable insights, which drive measurable value. Retailers, manufacturers and brands use the First Insight solution to design, select, price and market the most profitable new products for reduced markdown rates and improved sales, margins and inventory turnover. Customers include some of world’s leading vertically integrated brands, sporting goods companies, department stores, mass merchant retailers and wholesalers.
Just-StyleView sponsor website
just-style.com is the online news, insight and research portal for the apparel and textile industry.
Since 1999, just-style has provided independent, authoritative and forward-thinking textile industry information. Today, our editorial remains as strong as ever. We identify and evaluate the clothing industry's major milestones and trends, and are recognised by the apparel sector as the essential business tool for clothing professionals worldwide.
WhichPLMView sponsor website
WhichPLM is an independent digital magazine dedicated to product development for the fashion industry.
With a signature mix of news, reviews, interviews and opinion, it attracts a readership of the biggest names in retail, footwear and apparel from around the globe.
Which ERPView sponsor website
WhichERP, is dedicated to Enterprise Resource Planning for the retail, footwear and apparel industries. Governed by an editorial board of proven industry experts, WhichERP plays host to news, opinion, interviews, tools and insight, all underpinned by our eight years’ experience delivering the same content to the PLM market. These touchstones have already allowed us to build a successful, recognisable brand in PLM.
Today we count many of the world’s leading retailers, brands and manufacturers as readers and/or clients, and we believe that WhichERP can become the de facto standard for unbiased, expert-level advice dedicated to the RFA ERP market, just as its PLM counterpart has.