It’s been ages since I last posted and I hope you’re all well. I thought you’d like to hear about a wonderful offer for FTC SIG members, along with the opportunity to shape an information resource that will be useful to us all.
Fairchild Books is currently considering publishing a new text titled The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion Details, a visual reference for a full range of contemporary garment parts as well as classic and historical styles. Would you be interested in replying to this brief review survey to give your feedback on what you would like to see included in this text?
My apologies for the last-minute update, but this looks very useful for our members:
Webinar: How Digital Material Libraries Can Transform Product Development
Hosts: Sourcing Journal & PTC
Description: Today’s product lifecycle management and storyboarding tools empower retailers with the speed and knowledge associated with digital capabilities, yet many product developers still refer to physical swatch books to identify the appropriate materials.
In this webinar, our panel will discuss how retailers can tap into digitalmateriallibraries to:
Achieve quicker development speeds with virtual prototypes
Reduce the guesswork inherent in selecting fabrics that meet your cost, availability, quality and compliance requirements
Consolidate decision making across design, productdevelopment and sourcing to empower your team
Date: Tuesday, May 15
Time: 2:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM PT
Brion Carroll, VP, Retail & Consumer Global Business Development, PTC
Eric Linxwiler, Senior VP, Americas, CBX Software
Chris Hillyer, Director of Innovation, Deckers Brands
Edward Hertzman, President, Sourcing Journal Media (moderator)
Here’s a lovely WWD news story to warm your heart… The new Associate Curator at the Met’s Costume Institute is part of the coven! (Her credentials include an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Antwerp.)
Does your library support learning across the applied visual arts (design, fashion, photography, film and animation, architecture and interiors)? We are interested in hearing about your and your patrons’ requirements for online educational and research resources, which will help to inform future developments in our digital publishing program.
We would appreciate it if you could complete our brief survey, which should take no longer than 5 minutes: