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The parent company of Urban Outfitters, URBN, has begun a partnership with enterprise AI software platform o9 Solutions to digitally transform their end-to-end merchandising strategy. CIO at URBN, Rob Frieman, states that the partnership will “position URBN for long-term sustainable and profitable growth.”
Global assurance company LRQA has created a new responsible sourcing regulation map which aims to provide interactive updates on active and upcoming legislation connected to due diligence within the apparel industry. All regulations included on the map are related to supply chain diligence in each region.
After entering the Latin American market in 2012 with its first store opening in Mexico, H&M has recently entered the Brazilian market and established a strategic partnership with the Dorben Group, a well-established local entity with extensive knowledge and expertise in the Brazilian apparel industry.
Copenhagen Fashion Week had everyone talking about Ganni A/S’s runway which featured AI talking trees, Chat GPT and materials made from algae and olive oil. A key moment which demonstrated how sustainability, design and AI can intersect.
PI Apparel Updates
PI Apparel Medellin, 18th – 19th October
The full agenda is now LIVE! Key speakers include Pat Trautman, Luis Londono Norena and Tiffany Radon who will be diving into topics such as The Quest of the Waist, What It Takes to be a Trusted Supplier and how NFTs, Blockchain and NFCs are transforming the industry. Don’t miss out and join us in Colombia this October.
PI Apparel Merchandise Planning New York, 23rd – 24th October
Steve Brown, who is heading up Demand Merchandising at Calvin Klein will be Chairing our launch event this October! Steve will also be sharing his expertise in his session on Better Merchandise Planning for a More Informed Product Design and Planning Strategy. Secure your place with our Exclusive Discount.
PI Apparel Supply Chain Forum New York, 28th – 29th November
Key speakers who are joining us this November include Yelena Mogelefsky, Tara St James, and Bjorn Bengtsson. We’re also excited to welcome Caroline de Baere and Danielle Azoulay who will be our Chairs! Are you looking for ways to innovate your Supply Chain and stay up to date with the latest changes in regulations? Join us in Manhattan!
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