Made-in-the-USA Apparel Manufacturing: The Journey, the Resurgence and Solutions to Meet a Growing Demand

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Categories: Apparel/Fashion, Automated Cutting, Automated Spreading, Blog, CAD, Cutting Room, PLM, Software

U.S. manufacturing is rapidly changing, and the apparel industry is no exception. Technological innovations and an evolving marketplace are key factors that contribute to the industries largest shifts. However, the most significant factor that changed the face of manufacturing is foreign outsourcing. This change drastically reduced the number of goods bearing the “Made-in-the-USA” label.

Automating Apparel Manufacturing: Key Industry Trends and the Role of Robots in a Changing Market

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Categories: Apparel/Fashion, Automated Cutting, Automated Spreading, Blog, CAD, Cutting Room, PLM, Software

Technological advancements and automation are drastically transforming the way in which goods are produced. Once dramatized in science fiction novels and films, the concept of machines performing functions and tasks once assigned to humans is now a reality in factories and companies throughout the country.

The Micro-Factory: The Key to Surviving and Thriving in an On-Demand World

Thursday, May 9, 2019 Categories: Apparel/Fashion, Automated Cutting, Automated Spreading, Blog, CAD, Cutting Room, Nesting, PDM, PLM, Plotting & Digitizing, Software

In a world where next-day shipping is a consumer expectation, it’s safe to say that consumers aren’t interested in waiting for weeks or months for products. This new consumer climate is challenging brands, retailers and manufacturers to find innovative ways to produce their products.

Is It Time For a 3D “Gut Check”?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Categories: Apparel/Fashion, Blog, CAD, Software

3D technology is growing among apparel retailers and brands. However, many brands and retailers are relying on 3D alone to meet consumer demands which is leaving them frustrated. The real value is an end-to-end solution, not a feature, that will facilitate On-Demand Manufacturing or what some are calling the "Microfactory”.

Fashion and Apparel Trends Charting the Course for the Industry

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Categories: Apparel/Fashion, Blog

The intersection of innovation and style has always fueled the fashion industry. As the processes used to produce apparel transform and opportunities for improved efficiencies emerge, thanks to innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), companies in the fashion and apparel space would be well-served to pay close attention to industry trends. Doing so allows companies to effectively reach consumers and remain relevant in a changing marketplace.