Starting an apparel brand used to be easy. During the post-war boom years, an entrepreneur with a bright idea could scrape together six figures, hire a young designer and manufacture locally. In 1976 fashion designer Liz Claiborne famously co-founded her own firm with husband Arthur… Read MoreRead More Read more
At the eleventh edition of Techtextil North America, held in Atlanta, Ga. Tuesday, automation was the clear focus for tomorrow’s technology. In an area dedicated to showcasing the latest in cutting-edge technologies transforming the textile industry, called the “Cool Zone,” companies displayed 3D body scanning… Read MoreRead More Read more
Global fiber producer INVISTA has introduced a new bio-derived spandex that uses fiber from a renewable source made from dextrose derived from corn. The use of renewable feedstock results in lower CO2 emissions than spandex produced using traditional raw materials. The sustainable spandex fiber–the only… Read MoreRead More Read more
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has seen a recent resurgence as retailers seek more accurate inventory counts in order to deliver a true omnichannel experience to ever-savvy consumers.
Retailers now know consumers are constantly shopping, and todayâ€™s buyer wants the freedom to make purchases anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
Sourcing Journal spoke with Dr. Bill Hardgrave, Dean of the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University and founder of the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas and Francisco Melo, VP of global RFID at Avery Dennison to discuss the technology and demystify the implementation process.Read More Read more
Relentless pressures for markdowns show no sign of abating in the retail fashion business. Many top brands, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, and Victoria’s Secret made no secret of their need to slash prices in the 2013 holiday season. Smaller firms felt even larger pressure… Read MoreRead More Read more
In today’s ever-digital world, even gift giving has gone the way of technology. And one savvy startup is capitalizing on the growth of the e-gifting industry with a revamped version of retail gifting that allows shoppers to “send” a present simply by inputting a recipient’s… Read MoreRead More Read more