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Centric Fashion PLM Supports Sustainability

Sustainable production is good business for fashion brands and retailers. Many of the benefits of investing in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution also drive an eco-friendly and ethical business model. Make a positive impact while also reducing time to market, streamlining operations, improving visibility throughout supply chains and reducing cost & waste.

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Satisfy a new generation of digitally native, eco-conscious consumers

Today’s up and coming generation of consumers, born in the era of digitally nomadic lifestyles and the ability to order anything imaginable from your phone, expect a standard of convenience, speed and global availability of products that is being set by agile e-commerce pioneers.

At the same time, this generation is also the most environmentally and ethically conscious. Driven by awareness of issues as diverse as carbon footprint impacts and labor conditions in the fashion industry, consumers increasingly expect to buy goods that are produced transparently, ethically and sustainably. How can you meet consumer demand for speed and efficiency while living up to high expectations of sustainability with the help of PLM?

Get close to consumers to reduce waste

Digitally native brand AMARO has pioneered an e-commerce direct-to-consumer business model that minimizes waste by ‘co-authoring’ product lines with customers, reacting to data on consumer desires rather than pushing trends on them and integrating this data throughout the supply chain for fast, agile product development. Find out how AMARO uses Centric Fashion PLM to stay close to a new digitally-native shopping generation while cutting the waste and cost of unsold products sitting in storage with high level end-to-end visibility from concept to retail!

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Plant the seeds of sustainable growth

tentree is an environmentally progressive, outdoor lifestyle apparel brand that plants ten trees for every item purchased. Discover how tentree keeps a competitive edge by making great products that delight their base of eco-conscious consumers while tracking and supporting sustainability initiatives, leveraging the power of Centric Fashion PLM. Watch the webinar replay to hear first-hand how Centric helps tentree manage complexity, increase visibility, meet strategic business goals and stay true to their environmental DNA.

PLM builds transparency & collaboration for a better tomorrow

Struggling with transparency, visibility and supplier communication? As companies search for ways to align transparency and collaboration, solutions such as PLM come to the forefront as a foundation for business growth initiatives.

Watch the replay of this webinar hosted by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) to find out how fashion PLM solutions can support Better Buying™ practices and make it easier for apparel companies to build transparent, sustainable and accountable supply chains.

World leading apparel industry business process and sustainable fashion expert, Marsha Dickson from the University of Delaware, explains how the Better Buying™ initiative aims to build data-driven transparency in purchasing practices so that buyer, supplier and purchasing-related activities support a sustainable partnership. For many companies, PLM is a crucial part of this puzzle!

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Fashion companies use PLM to lead in sustainability

With consumers demanding more products that are produced sustainably and reduce detrimental impacts on the environment, fashion brands recognize that being more responsible and transparent with their sustainable practices is simply critical for their bottom line as well as the planet.

DZ Group is a global private label knitwear manufacturer that implemented Centric Fashion PLM as a digital foundation to enable the business to continue leading in sustainable business practices. The ‘farm to fashion’ cashmere experts use PLM to adhere to social, ethical and technical standards in their product development process. PLM gives DZ Group greater visibility throughout the supply chain, makes it easier to monitor compliance and set quality expectations and reduces energy use in production with more streamlined workflows.

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3D integration in Centric Fashion PLM cuts physical sampling costs

The traditional process of creating, shipping, reviewing and amending physical samples is wasteful in terms of raw materials, energy and air miles – not to mention your time and money!

Centric Fashion PLM enables the integration of sophisticated 3D design technology with an ever-expanding suite of 3D tools, including 3D Sample Review for accurate virtual sampling and PLM connectors for apparel 3D CAD tools to streamline the 3D design and product development process. Using 3D technology in conjunction with PLM helps brands to:

  • Produce fewer physical samples to reduce material costs and carbon footprint
  • Speed up production times to drive faster overall time to market
  • Follow trends and adjust collections on the fly to cut the risk of wasted inventory and items that go out of style before they even hit the rails

Interested in finding out more about 3D innovations in Centric Fashion PLM?

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Environmentally progressive brands get ROI from PLM

Ten trees planted for every garment sold, and an ambitious plan to plant a billion trees by 2030! Canada’s tentree uses Centric Fashion PLM to track their impacts on the environment and maintain the level of internal accountability and supply chain traceability demanded by a sustainable, eco-conscious, progressive organization.

Discover how tentree gets an impressive return on investment from using PLM, increasing their number of categories by 33% while responding better to market trends, iterating quickly on new products and, crucially, enjoying full visibility and transparency throughout design and development cycles. Centric Fashion PLM has helped tentree to grow exponentially, enabling people to concentrate on their specialist focus at work and the high level goals of the business, rather than spending time updating spreadsheets.

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PLM makes a difference to the world and your bottom line

Learn how PLM systems are good for business and good for our planet.

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Are You Prepared for PLM?

Implementing fashion PLM is an exciting investment in your future. Is your business PLM-ready?

Do you want to learn more about how Centric Fashion PLM can support sustainability, compliance and ethical business practices? We'd be happy to help!