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Ben Hanson

Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

Expert Interviews, Part Two: Pattern and sample room – quality and fit

The ecent recession has made consumers even more money conscious, surveys have shown that good quality in garments are an imperative because of better value for money. Garments with longer life are also more sustainable, not filling landfills with throwaway fashion.

Expert Interviews, Part One: Design room – speed to market

Fast fashion and an increased number of collections mean that designers must produce more individual designs than ever before, within the same timeframe. With this increased pressure in mind, how can companies separate themselves with the kind of unique, innovative designs that are so important for brand image loyalty?  

TEXbase Launches Product Integrity Management Software at Apparel Business Technology Leadership Conference

(BOZEMAN, MONTANA, October 23, 2012) TEXbase, a leading provider of on-demand and interactive product integrity management software (PIM), will launch its expanded solution for brands, suppliers and labs on November 1, 2012 at the Apparel Business Technology Leadership Conference in New York. TEXbase delivers quality data management, supplier collaboration and product compliance solutions that improve […]

DeSL strengthens its US team with the appointment of Marc Friedman as Vice President of Sales

(Cardiff, United Kingdom October 22nd 2012) DeSL a global company delivering integrated web based solutions for the Fashion, Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors, announce Marc Friedman as the Vice President of Sales for North America. New York based Friedman will be responsible for strategy and sales of DeSL solutions across the region and has already […]

Lectra appoints Tania Garcia as Vice President, Marketing for North America

(Paris, October 18, 2012) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—is pleased to announce the appointment of Tania Garcia as Vice President, Marketing for North America. Reporting to Roy Shurling, President of Lectra North America, Tania Garcia is based in Atlanta, Georgia. […]

Centric Software Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Excellence Award

Global research firm ranks Centric 8 PLM system best-in-class (CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012) Centric Software, Inc., has received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The global research organization of 1,800 analysts and consultants monitors more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. […]

OptiTex celebrates along with IFAI its 100th anniversary at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 from Nov. 7-9 in Boston, Mass.

(New York, NY Oct 15, 2012) OptiTex will be exhibiting at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012. The trade event, which is planned for November 7-9, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass., is the largest event of its kind. Exhibits include the most innovative industrial fabrics, equipment, components, supplies and services […]

Fashionware Puts PLM Within Reach of Small-Medium Fashion Businesses

Fashionware PLM™ combines the simplicity of the cloud with fashion best practices to uniquely address the needs of the thousands of fashion businesses that see current PLM offerings as too complex, cumbersome, and costly.   (New York, NY – October 15, 2012) Fashion-focused business software developer and marketer Fashionware Technologies, Corp. announces the launch of […]

Fashion and Apparel Software Specialist Momentis Appoints New UK Managing Director to Bring Industry Leading Wholesale ERP and Fashion PLM Software to UK Market

Dominic Potter , former Director of Prologic, to head up UK operations, targeting fashion and apparel retailers & wholesalers (LONDON , October 11, 2012) Global fashion and apparel software specialist, Momentis, has appointed Dominic Potter as UK Managing Director to drive growth in the UK market. Potter will be responsible for developing and executing Momentis’ go-to-market strategy in the UK for wholesale ERP and fashion PLM […]

Plural Technology, Apparel PLM Provider @ FICCI TAG 2012, The Hotel Intercontinental The Lalit, Mumbai

(Pune, India, October 10, 2012) FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) held TAG 2012 Conference on October 10th 2012, Hotel Intercontinental The Lalit, Mumbai. This Year approximately 100 Textile and Apparel companies attended the conference , comprised of CEO and Senior Executives from Polymer, Fiber and Textiles, Machinery and equipment suppliers, Technology […]