Philadelphia Fashion Incubator introduces ApparelMagic Cloud Software
by Ian Laughead
As a proud supporter of up-and-coming labels in the fashion industry, ApparelMagic will be donating ApparelMagic Cloud systems free of charge to the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator’s 2016 class of Designers-in-Residence as well as alumni.
Designers will have the opportunity to use ApparelMagic Cloud free of charge for the fiscal year covering 2016-2017 to grow their brands to the next level. ApparelMagic joins the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator with other sponsors including Macy’s, the city of Philadelphia, QVC, and The Jones Group.
Young labels like those in the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator choose ApparelMagic Cloud for its ease-of-use and full feature set at a fraction of the price of other software. ApparelMagic makes managing a fashion business easy and affordable, allowing even the smallest businesses the resources they need to grow.
The software will empower the start-up businesses and designers with state-of-the-art tools to manage inventory, manufacturing, sales, and more.
The 2016 Designers-in-Residence will also receive the same best-in-class complimentary training, support, and import tools that all ApparelMagic clients receive so that they can learn how they can leverage the technology to make their businesses grow to their fullest potential.
Encompassing everything from Product Lifecycle Management to Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management to billing and accounting, and featuring integrations with Shopify, ShipStation, NuOrder, Authorize.Net, Xero, Quickbooks, and many more, ApparelMagic provides the capabilities growing businesses require as they grow from start-ups to multi-national corporations.
The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator is a collaborative effort from the city of Philadelphia, Macy’s Center City, and the Center District. The program works with alumni from the city’s premier educational institutions including Drexel University, Philadelphia University, and Moore College of Art as well as independent designers and small apparel business owners.
Members of the 2016 program include Tara Higgins, Nigel Richards, Kristen and Tom Leonard, Milan Harris, and Conrad Booker.
Atarashi by Tara Higgins is a women’s collection full of subtle elegance with a sustainable bent using natural materials.
Coming from the world of DJing, Nigel Richards and his brand 611 Lifestyle emphasize clothing’s connection to music through classic menswear staples refashioned with of-the-moment graphics and logos.
Kristen and Tom Leonard’s Charley Girl takes deadstock fabric, samples, and remnants and transforms them into one-of-a-kind skirts as colorful as they are environmentally friendly.
Milano Di Rouge by Milan Harris is an upbeat line for men, women, and children focusing on sporty knits with a positive message.
Half art and half accessory, Conrad Booker’s luxurious handbag and accessory label merges unlikely material combination with elegant, timeless designs.
ApparelMagic has been involved in the vibrant Philadelphia fashion scene since introducing software and educational materials to the fashion program at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator joins Drexel in bringing high-tech apparel solutions to its outstanding class of designers and alumni.
“ApparelMagic connects the missing link between apparel design studies and the actuality of effective business and supply chain management,” said one Drexel professor on the software in the classroom.
Drexel, one of the most prestigious universities in the nation, is ranked by Business of Fashion in the top 10 fashion schools worldwide and top 3 in the US in their 2015 Global Fashion Schools Ranking.
Learn more about how students at Drexel (and soon designers at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator) use ApparelMagic to learn real-world skills they’ll use in the fashion industry here.
Click here to see how your business can excel with ApparelMagic.
About the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City:
The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City (PFIMCC) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides select aspiring designers the workspace and essential business resources needed to run successful and sustainable fashion companies in Philadelphia. PFI encourages full support of local businesses and organizations across the city in order to achieve its mission of developing a business-savvy foundation for the growth of the Philadelphia fashion industry.
For over 30 years, ApparelMagic, the industry’s leading apparel management software, has been at the forefront of technology and the cutting edge of fashion, helping businesses manage, communicate, and analyze styles, customers, sales, inventory and accounting. ApparelMagic is the industry’s number one choice for a total software solution.