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Daniel Harari analyses the future of the textile and fashion industries
Lectra's CEO spoke at the World Fashion Convention organized in Shanghai by the
International Apparel Federation
Paris, October 1(st), 2013 - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology
solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather,
technical textiles, and composite materials-is pleased to announce that Daniel
Harari, Lectra CEO, took part in the 29(th) World Fashion Convention, organized
by the International Apparel Federation (IAF) on September 23 to 27 in Shanghai.
The IAF's aim
is to promote meetings between key players in the apparel industry
in order to encourage dialogue and share knowledge.
This edition was the first to take place in China. International experts, from
production, brands, and distribution, focused on the theme "How to create value
throughout the global fashion supply chain?"
Invited to express his views during the inaugural session, Daniel Harari put
forward his answers to the fundamental question: "How to build the future in the
new international context in the textile and fashion industries?"
Drawing on Lectra's central position in the worldwide textile and leather
economies, which have given Lectra a 360-degree view of geographic and sectorial
markets, Daniel Harari presented his analysis of the strategies the key players
in the sector have carried out with success. "For several years, I have observed
the emergence of companies that are developing a hybrid business model at the
boundary between brand, distributor and manufacturer. They often stand out by
taking advantage of the best of each world, while having different business
models for each one of them. I think the same is true of the big fast fashion
brands and Chinese manufacturers who are now developing their own brands,
sometimes even in the international markets," commented Daniel Harari.
"The fashion industry has undergone much faster and more profound changes than
most other sectors, and Lectra knows how to address them owing to its
expertise," he concluded. "Our ambition is to help our customers to reinvent the
rules of the industry by adding value to companies that are rethinking their
business plan in a shifting environment, as this value is more lasting than
technological advances alone. It seems essential to us to accompany fashion
companies during this transformation."
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate,
streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing
processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced
specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a
broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear),
automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide
variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries,
wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in
more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues.
The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com
Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.: Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40
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