Amazon patents on-demand clothing. 

Last week we learned about 3D knitting enabling real-time creation of clothing. This week Amazon makes the news with its patent around on-demand clothing manufacturing. From the patent: “By aggregating orders from various geographic locations and coordinating apparel assembly processes on a large scale, the networked environment provides new ways to increase efficiency in apparel manufacturing.” learn more

Apparel’s near-term transformation. 

Consider the legacy model of apparel: Months-long design followed by manufacturing to build up inventory, topped off with a markdown cadence at at the end of the cycle. Repeat seasonally. Much about retail apparel has started to change… consider Zara and H&M’s fast fashion success, Rent the Runway pushing clothing ownership toward obsolescence, and Bonobos redefining the retail experience. What’s an apparel executive to do? |learn more