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3-D Scanning of Fit Models or Forms to Achieve the Perfect Dress Form

10/01/2004 - Ilona Foyer & Roxy Starr, Shapely Shadow Inc.

This session will explore 3-D scanning and how scan data can be used in perfecting dress forms. It will include information about scanning and 3-D modeling and how it can be used in the manufacturing process.

7thOnline Inc.

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AAPN Fall Meeting

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Alien Technologies

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Also underway at the summitat were the inchoate

10/01/2004 - JORDAN K. SPEER

Also underway at the summit were the inchoate stirrings of a movement to attract business to the region through a branding effort that would put a unified face on the region while at the same time represent the various strengths of individual nations, such as Guatemala's forte in dresses, or Honduras' Procinco training program for production, occupational health and safety.

An online extension of Apparel's live Tech Conference event

10/01/2004 -

An online extension of Apparel's live Tech Conference event, Product Showrooms connect you to participating supplier profiles, contacts and Web links by solution categories, including: Design & Development; Information Technology; Retailing; Manufacturing; and Sourcing, Logistics & Transportation.

Apparel to Recognize 10 All-Star Award Winners

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This session will explore 3-D scanning and how scan data can be used in perfecting dress forms. It will include information about scanning and 3-D modeling and how it can be used in the manufacturing process.

Apparel's All-Star Awards Dinner Schedule

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Apparel's All-Star Awards Gala

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Apparel's Tech Conference: Suppliers Address Speed to Market (Event Outlook)

10/01/2004 - KATHLEEN DESMARTEAU and MICHAEL COLE

Apparel's 2004 Tech Conference will feature new technologies for applications ranging from RFID to 3-D pattern development to textile stain resistance.

Argus International

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Browzwear International

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Browzwear International. In conjunction with its Asian partner, P.I.C. Solution, it has completed the first-phase deployment of the V-Stitcher 3-D garment design and visualization software for Ocean Sky International of Singapore.

El Salvador

10/01/2004 - Global Business Reports

merging from 10 years of turbulent civil war ending in the early 1990s, El Salvador pursued a course of economic and social reforms to spur development in the country, with goals to stabilize the economy, control the inflation rate, restructure external debt and minimize the fiscal deficit.

Haiti Economic Recovery Opportunity (HERO) Act

10/01/2004 -

How do you expect that the Haiti Economic Recovery Opportunity (HERO) Act, which will allow Haiti to export qualifying apparel to the United States duty free, will alter the Caribbean and Central American apparel sourcing landscape?

If this bill is passed and is enacted

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If this bill is passed and is enacted with all of its current provisions, Haiti will then be able to parlay its huge labor cost advantage with the unique benefits of this bill, and Haiti will then be the low-cost alternative to China.

Letters - October 2004

10/01/2004 -

I read your editorial [see "Beware of Industry's Growing Divide"] in the July issue of Apparel Magazine.

Manufacturers Hard-Pressed to Find ROI from RFID

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RFID is expensive, implementation of the technology can be fraught with difficulties, and return on investment may be a long time coming for apparel manufacturers.

On the Scene: El Salvador (Building the CAFTA Brand)

10/01/2004 - Global Business Reports

Emerging from 10 years of turbulent civil war ending in the early 1990s, El Salvador pursued a course of economic and social reforms to spur development in the country, with goals to stabilize the economy, control the inflation rate, restructure external debt and minimize the fiscal deficit.

Online Exchanges Reach Deeper into Supply Chain (Apparel Solutions)

10/01/2004 - KATHLEEN DESMARTEAU

As apparel transaction volume steadily increases on the major business-to-business (B2B) online trading exchanges, technology players in the arena are working to help retailers use B2B e-commerce further down the supply chain.

Online Retailing: Keeping It Simple May Be Key to Success

10/01/2004 - By compiled Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel

The dot.com era's boastful, often unrealistic proclamations about online retailing's potential have been replaced with more thoughtful, customer-focused insights regarding how e-commerce can be an ally in efforts to build brand awareness while supporting sales.

Product News - October 2004

10/01/2004 - MICHAEL COLE

The dot.com era's boastful, often unrealistic proclamations about online retailing's potential have been replaced with more thoughtful, customer-focused insights regarding how e-commerce can be an ally in efforts to build brand awareness while supporting sales.

Sourcing Shakeup (Roundtable Report)

10/01/2004 - JORDAN K. SPEER

Whether it is better to pay for quota and ship late in 2004, or wait until early January 2005 to air freight?

The Word from Wal-Mart:Top Suppliers to Ship 65 Percent RFID-Ready by Rollout's First Deadline

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Wal-Mart expects that an average of 65 percent of cases and pallets shipped by its top 100 suppliers to three RFID-equipped DCs in northern Texas will be labeled with RFID come Jan. 1.

There's No Ignoring China

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Earlier this year, we announced our launch of Apparel's China Symposium & Sourcing Fair, to take place Sept. 13-16 in Shanghai.

Trend Spotter - October 2004

10/01/2004 - CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD

Independent specialty retailer Board Betty's sponsors an amateur female race car driver.

Unique Finishes Still Denim's Driving Force (Marketplace Update)

10/01/2004 - By Staci Kusterbeck, Special to Apparel

Ever notice how some pairs of wrinkled, sand-blasted jeans seem convincingly vintage and ultra-hip, while others look, well, a little ridiculous?

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