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Lydia Mageean

Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for over six years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like the Annual Review, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester unveils centenary sculpture at SATRA

‘No Compromise’ sculpture by Martyn Steele 23rd May 2019 – SATRA formally recognised its centenary today with a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and the unveiling of a specially commissioned external sculpture designed to represent 100 years of research and testing. After being welcomed by SATRA’s chairman, Stephen Etheridge, His Royal […]

Mad Beauty Supplier of Award Winning Beauty Products Selects Visual Next PLM & End2End Fashion Software Suite

LONDON, UK – May 28th , 2019 – Visual Next, the leading provider of world-class End2End software solutions for the fashion,footwear, accessories and uniform industries, is delighted to announce that it has been selected by a UK leader and award winner in design led cosmetics, Mad Beauty, to provide an End2End suite of tools for the business. Mad Beauty has chosen […]

LI-NING Powers Performance with Centric PLM

Chinese sportswear brand chooses Centric Software PLM to improve efficiency and meet consumer demands CAMPBELL, Calif., 28 May, 2019 – LI-NING, the Chinese sportswear company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and […]

BREAKING NEWS: Gerber Technology Makes Game-Changing Announcements at Texprocess

Texprocess 2019 was a major success! Gerber Technology exhibited their end-to-end solution and played a key role in the ”Smart Textiles Micro-Factory” exhibit. Both exhibits demonstrated how our solutions help to meet the challenges of small run productions by enabling made-to-measure and mass customization capabilities. END-TO-END IS JUST THE BEGINNING! Gerber’s industry-leading, integrated end-to-end solution seamlessly […]

Surf’s up for Volcom and Centric PLM

CAMPBELL, Calif., 23 May, 2019– Centric Software is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Volcom. Volcom is a global apparel brand, rooted in skate, snow, surf, music and art. They design, produce and distribute top-quality apparel, outerwear and accessories for men, women and kids. Volcom creates product that is […]

swatchbook introduces “the new home of materials”

Visual search, collection board views, and 5,000+ supplier materials and more make swatchbook the most comprehensive material platform on the market Irvine, CA, May 23, 2018 – swatchbook, inc., the designers and makers of the cloud-based material lifecycle management platform swatchbook today announced the release of swatchbook v2. With the introduction of visual search, collection […]

CGS Acquires Business of Visual Next

Bringing Together Next Generation Solutions for Fashion, Apparel and Consumer Products Market New York, NY, and Montreal, Quebec – May 21, 2019 – 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 […]

X-Rite Showcases New Color Formulation Software at ITMA 2019

New release of Color iMatch has the unique ability to intelligently process color data to account for dye behavior under current process conditions, helping textile suppliers reduce wasteful dye attempts and support a sustainable manufacturing process. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 21, 2019 – X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, global leaders in color science and technology, announce the availability of […]

The Future of NFC in Retail Technology

In his first guest post for WhichPLM, David Rogers, Marketing Manager for Blue Bite, unpacks the benefits of near-field communication in fashion. Blue Bite’s patented platform empowers creators to build dynamic digital experiences and channel them through physical items using technologies like NFC, QR and geofencing.

Huijie Group Adopts Centric PLM

Chinese underwear company uses Centric Software PLM to build digital management platform for Langerie brand CAMPBELL, Calif., 21 May, 2019– Shenzhen Huijie Group (Huijie), a leading intimates company in China, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and […]