PI Apparel 2017 Sponsors
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
Metail is creating exciting new ways to discover, share, shop and wear fashion by digitising every garment and every body. The Metail team researches, develops and combines technologies from machine learning, computer vision, physical modelling, data science, web and mobile tech to create solutions that help people engage with fashion more fully, and buy clothes with more confidence, whilst also enabling to improve the efficiency of the whole clothing supply chain.
Metails size and try on data allows retailers and brands to better understand consumer behaviour and sales performance factors. Incorporating Metail within PLM processes allows the closing of the consumer feedback loop within the supply chain and opens up a new series of product innovation, development, and sourcing improvements.
Pivot88 HK limited
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
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 that inspire. 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, 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.
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.
SAP is the world leader in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue. Based on market capitalization, we are the world’s third largest independent software manufacturer. SAP delivers integrated end-to-end solutions for product development und product design. SAP Product Lifecycle Management helps you speed time to market and increase product profitability with integrated procurement, design, development, manufacturing, and service processes.
Textile Council of Hong Kong
The Council, as a body representing all major textile associations, acts as a voice for the textile industry on matters that affect the industry. Such matters mainly concern with commercial policies affecting Hong Kong's textiles exports such as quotas and anti- dumping actions, Hong Kong's textile export controls system, the employment ordinance, environmental rules and regulations, taxation and tariff etc. It also undertakes by itself or jointly with other organizations study missions, projects, seminars and other activities.
Global Apparel, Footwear and Textile Initiative is an initiative to bring retailers, brands, mills and factories together to improve efficiencies and set standards globally.
Because there is no single source of standards, there is a lack of standardization in the apparel, textile, and footwear industry. This gap creates conflicting requirements across customers.
GAFTI’s goal is to reduce complexity and remove costs from common industry practices and prevent increased scrutiny from press and governments, which could lead to increased regulation.
Ultimately, the end customers of our “service” include all parties involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of apparel, textiles and footwear, government agencies, and of course consumers.
All parties involved in the development, manufacture and distribution of apparel, textiles and footwear including: brands, retailers, manufacturers, agents, mills, trim suppliers, associations testing and compliance firms are involved in the establishment and ongoing operations of this organization.
The economic importance of the intimate apparel sector of Hong Kong's clothing industry has gained a significant pace over the past decades. There has been a need for a body corporate representative of the industry to foster closer. Communication among industry players and with government bodies, and to sustain their interests in ensuring sustainable development and prosperity. To fulfill this meaningful aspiration. The Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries' Association Ltd. (HKIAIA) was formally established and incorporated on 1 December 2003. HKIAIA currently has over 100 members, comprising manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and sourcing agents of finished undergarments, swimwear, lingerie, sleepwear and the raw materials used in their manufacture. The founding members of HKIAIA have a common aspiration and commitment towards safeguarding and promoting the interests of the intimate apparel industries. HKIAIA aims to work in close collaboration with relevant government bodies, trade associations and industry support organizations and contribute towards the economic well being of Hong Kong as a whole.
HONG KONG IS THE WORLD'S SECOND-LARGEST CLOTHING AND APPAREL EXPORTER AFTER MAINLAND CHINA.
With innovative design and quality products, the local industry has successfully established an up-market image worldwide. With the implementation of Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) and the removal of the quota system under the WTO Agreement, the industry has to spearhead its innovative drive and develop more high value-added products to maintain and further enhance its competitiveness in the global marketplace.
The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) was established in April 2006. To enhance Hong Kong's "cutting edge", we have the funding support from Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR Government. HKRITA is also supported by institutes, companies and associations in the textile and clothing industry in Hong Kong, mainland China and other countries.
HKKIDS - Knitwear Innovation & Design Society
Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Knitwear Exporters & Manufacturers Association, the Knitwear Innovation and Design Society (KIDS) was established in January 2008 as a unified resource for the industry to foster the sustainable growth of theknitwear trade and making Hong Kong a world class hub for sales and purchasing.