With theme industry 4.0, StitchWorld June issue discusses how industry 4.0 is transforming the fashion world both on the retail and manufacturing side. Readers will get to know about how the technology is increasing transparency and connectivity, enhancing the operational efficiency. Also, as image-based search has gained acceptance in the recent times an article on rise of visual search tool talks about how the e-commerce industry is utilizing the power of technology to help customers ease their product search.
Moreover, the retailers are preparing for the changed consumer buying behavior in the new normal. The demand for safety would now change the model of trying clothes in stores which is one of the advantages for the offline retailers. This issue talks about how virtual trial rooms can be a solution for the retailers which will allow the customers to try clothes virtually.
Another article on connected factories or robotic automation, discusses in details about the concept of industry 4.0 in apparel manufacturing. Also, an exclusive interview with StitchWorld team Daniel Harari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lectra, discusses financial solidarity plans for the industry, need for digital transformation, ‘next normal’ longevity, CSR activities and Lectra’s take on the overall scenario.