Unifi, Inc. has partnered with TEXbase, Inc. to launch a new online fabric certification program for all Unifi branded products. The new system will automate and expedite the certification of fabrics, streamlining the development process for new and existing customers. Additionally, the new program will provide brands and retailers with a global online fabric library, where they can search for Unifi certified products.
The online certification system and fabric library were designed to simplify the certification process and increase speed to market for UnifiвЂ™s customers worldwide. The TEXbase software allows UnifiвЂ™s manufacturing partners to input fabric specifications on-line, automating the process and eliminating time consuming emails and static spreadsheets.
The product specifications are stored in one centralized database, ensuring data consistency and accuracy. The web-based platform enables brands and retailers to search previously certified fabrics by construction, fiber, weight and technical features. Customers can also check fabric certification status and request samples, logos and hangtags.
вЂњOur partners are always interested in ways to shorten the product development cycle,вЂќ said Roger Berrier, executive vice president for Unifi. вЂњThe TEXbase system allows us to provide our partners a direct link into the certification portal and fabric library for real-time data input, searching and collaboration. In response to our customerвЂ™s needs, weвЂ™re making it easier for them to develop innovative, quality products more efficiently.вЂќ
The Unifi certification management system and the online fabric library will be launched at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Winter Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah January 22-25, 2009. For more information or a live demo, stop by the Unifi Booth #62021 or TEXbase Booth #62045.
Unifi, Inc. is a diversified producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns and related raw materials. The Company adds value to the supply chain and enhances consumer demand for its products through the development and introduction of branded yarns that provide unique performance, comfort and aesthetic advantages.
Key Unifi brands include, but are not limited to: AIOВ® - all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK, A.M.Y., MYNX UV, REPREVE, REFLEXX, MICROVISTA and SATURA. Unifi's yarns and brands are readily found in home furnishings, apparel, legwear, and sewing thread, as well as industrial, automotive, military, and medical applications.
Created by industry experts with deep material development experience, TEXbase has become the standard for collaborative material management and development software. TEXbase leads organizations in the Apparel and Textile Industries by accelerating their material development to differentiate in an ultra-competitive global environment that is driven by innovationand integrity.
TEXbase software allows businesses to reduce operating expenses while increasing revenues by improving research and development processes, shortening product lifecycles, and improving brand integrity and product innovation.