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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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  • China International Sewing Machinery & Accessories Show
  • SPESA Executive Conference

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Double-Barrelled Texprocess and Techtextil 2019 Concludes on a Positive Note
The recently concluded Techtextil and Texprocess 2019 saw textile and apparel industries from across the globe displaying their most progressive side in technology and inspired a positive mood throughout the sector as a result. Record numbers of exhibitors with a total of 1,818 from 59 countries and the highest levels of international participation was seen. Reportedly, a total of some 47,000 trade visitors from 116 countries were recorded at both Techtextil and Texprocess. For four days, 14-17th May, the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre became an international platform for users of technical textiles and apparel manufacturers from the widest variety of sectors, as well as for manufacturers of apparel, fashion, upholstered furniture, and leather products.
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Pathfinder

Gerber Empowers Personalization, Showing Game-Changing, End-to-End Solutions with a Factory of the Future at Texprocess
At Texprocess in Frankfurt, Gerber Technology showcased their innovations to support on-demand bespoke design through production and solutions that can scale from small batch to mass production.
From fashion to furniture and transportation interiors to industrial textiles, speed has become the new normal and personalization has become a consumer's expectation. By definition, trends are always changing, but today the pace of what's trending is accelerating. In order for companies to excel in this era, they need more than just an integrated end-to-end workflow to support speed, they need to transform their processes to create quickly and produce with both agility and scalability.
"At Gerber we have always put our customers at the center of what we do, providing them with industry-leading, innovative solutions they need to meet today's challenges," said Mohit Uberoi, CEO of Gerber Technology. "This year we are renewing our entire software portfolio through an aggressive product launch schedule, empowering our customers to create and produce in an instant and become a leader in innovation."
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A&E to Preview 'Integrity' Molecular-Tagged Thread Solution at Texprocess
American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles and the world's foremost manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, previewed its new line of advanced identification threads, branded "Integrity" at Texprocess in Frankfurt, Germany.
"One of the big challenges brands face today centers around authenticity. Loss of revenue, reputation, and brand trust are some of the potential outcomes of counterfeit products," said A&E President, Chris Alt. "We are very pleased to have previewed our new 'Integrity' line at the Texprocess show in Frankfurt."
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Methods Workshop

From Instagram – To Instant Fashion: How Digitalization Empowers the World of Apparel to Stay on Trend
Gerber Technology Conference at Texprocess: One of the highlights of Texprocess was the in-booth conference organized by Gerber Technology. In addition to several Gerber executives, the conference featured digitization experts from leading brands and organizations IACDE, Calvin Klein Menswear, COO ColorDigital, Grosso Moda, and the German Institute of Fashion.
According to Ketty Pillet, Vice President Marketing at Gerber, "Our customers have been very excited to experience our revolutionary end-to-end digital solution, giving them an answer to the question of change towards smaller runs, made-to-measure and customization here at Texprocess. Gerber's fully-integrated process, which includes 3D and cloud PLM, is able to take products from design to production, enabling digital printing and empowering our customers with speed and agility while reducing costs and stocks. Gerber has been pioneering the end-to-end movement and we are so excited to be able to build on that foundation through our new subscription offering that will allow our customers to compete and win."
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Henderson Sewing

Launch of the Groundbreaking and Innovation Award Winning M-TYPE DELTA Sewing System Made by Dürkopp Adler
Imagine the possibilities! "With our new sewing system M-TYPE DELTA, we are going to redefine industrial sewing," said Dietrich Eickhoff, CEO of Dürkopp Adler Group in the unveiling ceremony on Texprocess 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, We will enable solutions that you could not think about before!" The M-TYPE DELTA is much more than a sewing machine. It is your assistant, your helper, your partner, and your communicator. This is the key difference to all previous sewing machines concepts.
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CGS Acquires Business of Visual Next -- Bringing Together Next Generation Solutions for Fashion, Apparel, and Consumer Products Market
CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning, and outsourcing services, announced it will acquire the business of Visual Next, a leading provider of end-to-end software to apparel, footwear, uniform, and fashion accessory companies. The acquisition will further the complementary strengths of Visual Next and CGS's industry-leading BlueCherry® software solution. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
With a rapidly changing market along with the trend for unifieOTKd commerce and the convergence EW of retail and wholesale, customers are demanding a complete solution to manage all channels of their business. CGS and Visual Next have deep industry expertise and a shared vision of delivering end-to-end, concept-to-consumer solutions to companies in the apparel, fashion, and consumer lifestyle industries. The combined organization will expand the geographical market, while also benefitting customers with improved customer support and increased investment in the product platform.
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