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Fashion technology drives fashion innovation
Fashion technology drives fashion innovation

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Share your outfit of the day with the OOTD community on Google+.  This is an excellent way to merge fashion with technology.

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Tukatech is a garment and apparel industry provider of fashion technology solutions. Founded in 1997 by garment industry veteran Ram Sareen, Tukatech's advanced software and hardware gives designers, manufacturers and distributors  the tools needed to streamline operations, increase efficiency, and expand profits.

Tukatech offers award winning 2D and 3D pattern making, design, and manufacturing software designed specifically for garment makers of all sizes and skill levels, as well as advanced dress forms and garment plotters. The capabilities of Tukatech's technology remains unparalleled in the fashion industry, and all of our products are offered at affordable prices.

Tukatech has developed a large and loyal international customer base, who have used their user-friendly products to grow and improve their garment and apparel lines. Many of their customers have utilized Tukatech's extensive online and real-world training and education initiatives, advancing not only their own abilities, but the overall standards of the entire apparel industry. Tukatech is committed to investing in its customers and developing strong bonds with garment makers, large and small, all over the world.

Learn more at http://www.tukatech.com

Discuss issues about fashion technology on the Fashion Industry Network.

Learn more about fashion technology at http://www.apparelsearch.com/technology_clothing_industry.htm

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This is a wonderful example of fashion technology. Not a software, but fashion mixed with technology for sure.
Barcode sweater [via Prince of Paris at ownzee.com]
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Have you ever used a QR Code scanner? If you have an iphone or other phone that supporst QR reader apps, you should try it out. Below is a fashion QR to test out.
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Mobile sales improve margins for Aeropostale, American Eagle, Abercrombie, and the Gap.

As you are already aware, the technology landscape is changing rapidly and holds several large implications for how business is done in the apparel industry. Mobile devices have not yet taken over, but clearly tablets and smartphones have catapulted online sales. Mobile retailing may be the prime growth strategy for apparel retailers going forward.

As per a recent article on Forbes, "The teen apparel sector includes companies like Aeropostale, Abercombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters & Gap Inc. is abuzz with these technical advancements in retail, as the age group 15-25 form the core of smartphone and tablet users demographically." The article goes on to point out that the, "Internet and mobile business has provided the apparel retailers an opportunity to save on the cost side, which is extremely important in current macroeconomic weakness."

Many retailers are using mobile apps to help their consumers. If you are interested, you can learn more about fashion apps at http://www.FashionIndustryApps.com

Read more of this fashion technology news on the Forbes website at http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2011/11/12/mobile-sales-jack-up-margins-for-aeropostale-american-eagle-abercrombie-and-gap/

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Based in Seattle, Lockerz' mission is to be the homepage for men and women ages 13 to 30, building a community of more than 45 million unique visitors monthly and tastemakers who love to shop, play and connect on the Web. Lockerz rewards members for doing what they love online, offering major discounts on the coolest fashions, electronics, music and more. Members earn PTZ® (Points) by watching videos, listening to music and inviting friends. Lockerz PTZ are then used to lower the prices of merchandise at-will. Lockerz was founded by former technology and retail executive Kathy Savitt, and is backed by Liberty Media Corporation, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures and Live Nation Entertainment.
http://www.lockerz.com

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PDM and PLM Technology Event : Success Story at Silver Jeans Co When Making the Move from PDM to PLM

An web event is coming soon that is relevant to the fashion industry. It is more of a technology event then a fashion event. However, it is certainly technology used by the apparel industry.

Upcoming Web Event : December 7, 2011 | 2 p.m. ET | Duration: 60 min.

Confusion abounds when it comes to understanding the differences between PDM and PLM systems-and when to take advantage of each. In this webinar, you will learn the differences between PDM and PLM and how each helps companies in the apparel industry bring products to market.

Mark Lamont, Vice President of Apparel Services at Silver Jeans Co., will discuss:

Why his company opted to replace its PDM system
How the company searched for and implemented a PLM system
How the system affects teams throughout the organization
What results Silver Jeans has achieved through its PLM system.
Learn more and register at http://apparel.edgl.com/web-events/making-the-move-from-pdm-to-plm--a-success-story-at-silver-jeans-co-75893

Learn more about PLM and PDM from the following links:
http://www.apparelsearch.com/software_pdm_fashion.htm
http://www.apparelsearch.com/Technology/Software/PLM_Fashion.htm

If you view the web event, let us know what you thought of it. Hopefully, it will help you learn more about fashion technology issues.

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EPC labels are used by clothing companies to manage their inventory. Large retailers such as Walmart have made significant strides with the EPC Labels and other fashion retailers are following suit. If you are not familiar with this technology and how to use it with apparel or fashion accessories, you may want to learn more on Apparel Search about EPC labels for the fashion industry.
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