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 May 2005
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Issue Article:
Design Agility Achieved with PDM/PLM
Author: By Brant Seibert, Special to Apparel
Software can track deadlines, take care of those nitty-gritty details and manage those "other" areas of the business, enabling the end user to focus on what he or she does best - fashion design.
Event Report: eTail 2005: Seamless Multichannel Experience Difficult to Master
Author: by Bonnie McCarthy, Special to Apparel
Order online. Pick up in store. It sounds easy enough, but oh how difficult it can be.
Inside Apparel: Organic Apparel? Why Bother?
Author: Jordan K. Speer
Two years ago, I laughed when my friend Carrie informed me that she was buying an "organic futon," just as I did when she said she was having herbs burned on her back to ease pain, and at the news that she travels two hours round trip twice a week to purchase raw milk from an organic dairy farmer.
Issues & Updates:U.S. Government Self-Initiates Safeguard Investigation in Six Categories; Associations File Safeguard Petitions in 14 More Categories
Author: Compiled by Michael Cole, Apparel
In an unprecedented move, the U.S. government self-initiated the China textile safeguard process in six product categories early last month to determine whether the U.S. market has been disrupted by a surge in Chinese imports of these products.
Letters: Color Evaluation Article Inaccurate, Misleading
Regarding the article "An Enlightening Experience: Standardizing the Color Evaluation Process" by David Albrecht, GTI, published in your February issue and on your Web site, I am very concerned that you published an article that references inaccurate facts and figures.
Product News - May 2005
Author: By Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel
ApparelMagic, a software developed by Murphy & Associates, now includes an e-commerce solution to enable apparel manufacturers and retailers to sell their products via the Internet.
Special Feature: Organic Clothing: It's Not Just for Tree Huggers Anymore
Author: By Jordan K. Speer, Apparel
If your image of organic clothing involves a napiform, gray gunnysack, it's time to take a second look at a rapidly changing -- and increasingly fashionable -- industry.
Technology Initiatives: Clienteling: Retailers Get Up Close and Personal with Customers
Author: By Staci Kusterbeck, Special to Apparel
A man searches frantically for a size medium cashmere sweater for his wife's birthday, but can only find extra-smalls.


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