PI Apparel 2017 | Sponsors
EFI Optitex is the world’s leading provider of an integrated 2D/3D software platform that enables customers to quickly create true-to-life 3D digital garments. EFI Optitex empowers apparel and soft goods companies to revolutionize the way they develop, produce, and market their products. Brands, retailers, and manufacturers can now view their collections in all styles and colors months earlier, and leverage digital garments to collaborate, market, and sell better than ever before. Since its founding in 1988, EFI Optitex has worked to keep thousands of companies and tens of thousands of users at the forefront of technology, enabling them to greatly reduce their time to market and costs, and increase their competitive advantage.
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 .
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.
CLO Virtual Fashionhttp://www.clo3d.com/
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.
ITC Infotech Limitedhttp://www.itcinfotech.com
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
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.
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
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
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.
Parametric Technologies USAhttp://www.ptc.com/internet-of-things/solutions
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s next-generation ThingWorx® technology platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart, connected products and systems. The company’s field-proven solutions are deployed in more than 26,000 businesses worldwide to generate a product or service advantage.
About PTC FlexPLM
PTC FlexPLM is the first Smart Connected PLM™ solution for retail, fashion, footwear, apparel, and consumer products. FlexPLM transforms global brands with tailored solutions that help teams create and collaborate more easily, streamline supply chains, and deliver more products to market, faster and more efficiently.
To learn more, please visit: www.ptc.com/retail-plm
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.
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.
Pivot88 HK limitedhttp://www.pivot88.com/en/
Pivot88 is a cloud- and mobile-based collaboration platform designed to ensure that manufactured products meet the highest quality standards. Developed specifically for sourcing or outsourcing professionals, Pivot88 enables companies of all sizes to collaborate directly with their suppliers to standardize processes while generating savings. Driven by the objective of ensuring compliance and improving product quality, Pivot88 structures and automates quality management processes to provide positive gains for all stakeholders.
Present in 23 countries, Pivot88 is uniquely positioned to be a permanent virtual representative at all your vendor locations. Our collaboration platform provides you with insights at every level of the supply chain, extending beyond the four walls of your organization to offer you the real-time visibility and business intelligence that you need to increase the efficiency and accuracy of your processes like never before.
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.
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.
For 15 years, Tukatech, Inc. has been at the forefront of pioneering virtual product development to reduce the lead time for garment manufacturing. Through their partnership with Autodesk, TUKA3D for virtual sample-making is built on a powerful 3D Studio Max platform, which breathes life into virtual product development by equipping users with customized virtual fit models – complete with field-specific animations – and rendering capabilities, as well as integrations with popular graphic-design programs to fuel the imagination of the designer.
Keeping in line with their mission as a full-solution- provider, virtual product development ends not with a 3D sample, but with a fully web-based digital sample room, containing robust tools for collaboration between teams around the world. This fully virtual environment has allowed the product development process to be completed in as little as seven days, a far-cry from the typical two-to- three-month cycle. With an ever-growing library of over 600 virtual models representing diverse brands, sizes, and body-types – and zero investment required from the brand and retailer side – getting started with Tukatech’s virtual product development solution is simple.