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Industry-leader Gerber aids the fashion industry on its digital transformation journey.

Today, Gerber Technology announced a new Transformation Initiative that makes a worldwide network of fashion experts available to help manufacturers, designers and retailers adapt and digitalize for success in the post-COVID world. Every business is unique and Gerber understands each business is at a different stage in its digital transformation. Through Gerber’s new “Fashion Transformation Initiative”, a team of trusted advisors will work closely with customers to digitize and optimize their supply chain.

Without a doubt, 2020 will set the stage for major changes across industries throughout the world. It may not be possible for individuals and businesses to operate in the manner that they have over the past few decades. Adoption of new technology and innovation will be key for industries to survive a newly tumultuous corporate landscape. The fashion industry is no exception. As the world begins its journey throughout the second half of 2020, here are some fashion industry transformations to expect in the coming years.

The clothing and fashion industry has long been at the forefront of innovation and technology. From the creation of hybrid materials to smarter supply planning, apparel manufacturers have always been looking for cutting-edge advantages in a highly competitive industry. This has led to major advancements and creative concepts that continue to change the way clothes are made, sold, and even worn.

For 32 years, apparel manufacturer, Longratex, has relied on Gerber Technology’s innovative solutions for their baby and children’s brand, Patachou, and women’s brand, Sophia Kah. With Gerber’s unique end-to-end solution, Longratex is able to manufacture over 2,000 pieces daily and also meet the challenge of customization. By leveraging Gerber Technology’s innovations, which include 2D/3D CAD solution, AccuMark®, sophisticated cut planning solution, AccuPlan™, and nesting solution, AccuNest™, as well as the Gerber Paragon® and automated spreading, Longratex has the agility and flexibility necessary to adapt to the world around them and meet every challenge they encounter, whether it’s customized, short run or mass production. Since using Gerber’s robust suite of software solutions, Longratex has been able to increase productivity by 50%, improve fabric economy by 3-5%, and boost efficiency by about 50%.

With help from Gerber Technology, FPS Apparel was able to quickly transition from producing promotional apparel to producing personal protective equipment (PPE) in just a week. FPS Apparel’s current production allows them to produce and donate 10,000 masks per week to various healthcare facilities and first responders.

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