Cotswold Industries Delivers Product Transparency with DeSL

Product Transparency for Cotswold Industries

Cotswold Industries has selected Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) to deliver Sustainability Certification and Compliance Management software. DeSL is a market leader in digital transformation solutions including integrated end-to-end PLM software for the fashion, apparel, textile, footwear, and retail sectors.

As a vertically integrated manufacturer, convertor, and distributor, Cotswold recognized an opportunity to better service their brands by providing visibility and easy access to their product certifications. “We choose DeSL as their documentation dashboards provide us with the flexibility to configure our “Product Integrity Program” to achieve our transparency goals. They also offer the security we need to grant access to our brands and other stakeholders seamlessly.” said James McKinnon, CEO of Cotswold.

Cotswold has always been a leader of innovation and collaboration in the textile and apparel industry. By addressing the need for transparency throughout their entire supply chain they provide stakeholders with confidence that compliance is being adhered to year after year. James adds, “We are excited to partner with DeSL as their digital platform provides a single source of truth for our compliance documentation and has the tools we need for future integrations as our processes expand.”

DeSL is excited for this new partnership and looks forward to supporting Cotswold along their ongoing social and environmental compliance journey. To learn more, request a demo with a DeSL representative.




About Cotswold

Founded in 1954 and now in its third generation of family management, Cotswold is a leader in the development and distribution of technical textiles and apparel fabrics. As a vertically integrated manufacturer, converter and distributor, Cotswold brings its customers quality and value from fiber to a finished product.

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DeSL’s PLM Key Step in Janie & Jack’s Digital Transformation

Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack® announced Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) to deliver Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and PO Management software solutions. DeSL is a market leader in digital transformation and sustainability solutions including integrated end-to-end PLM software for the fashion, apparel, textile, footwear, and retail sectors.

Cindy Huske, SVP of Design, stated, “We are pleased to announce that we have selected DeSL as our partner for our PLM and PO Management solution. DeSL will enhance our design and development process to allow collaborative artwork, raw material and product execution with greater clarity and accuracy, maintaining design intent end to end.”

Janie and Jack’s adoption of DeSL’s digital solution will also help streamline their procurement process and increase efficiency. Linda Ryu, VP, Product Development, Technical Design and Sourcing elaborates, “DeSL will provide analytical costing capabilities configured to our requirement. Also Digital Purchase Orders allows us to manage vendor change requests en masse.”

“We are looking forward to participating in DeSL’s Customer Advisory Board to further strengthen our partnership,” adds Linda. The Customer Advisory Board is an important aspect of DeSL’s approach to software development, as it ensures the opportunity for its customer’s to be involved with future functionality and influence development direction.

Jeff Streader, Managing Partner of Go Global Retail which owns Janie and Jack adds “This move from a legacy application to a cloud-based PLM and PO Management solution is an important step in our overall digital transformation within our premium children’s brand and part of the Go Global Retail growth playbook.”

Janie and Jack’s implementation of DeSL is a key step in their overall technology transformation to drive robust global growth. To learn more, visit DeSL or request a demo with a DeSL representative.




About Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack is a design house with every kid at its heart—because individual style starts early. Each season’s collections feature modern twists on classic fashion. Janie and Jack is known for family moments, thoughtful details and memorable gifts. Visit Janie and Jack stores nationwide for kids’ clothing from newborn to size 6 and for up to size 18.

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Workwear Outfitters Chooses DeSL’s PLM to Unify Development Processes

Workwear Outfitters

Workwear Outfitters (WWOF) has selected Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) to deliver Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. DeSL is a market leader in digital transformation solutions including integrated end-to-end PLM software for the fashion, apparel, textile, footwear, and retail sectors.

Workwear Outfitters, a leading supplier of innovative and authentic work apparel and footwear, recognized the opportunity for improvement in streamlining and centralizing their lifecycle management. Jennifer Rowe, VP Merchandising & Design at WWOF explains “Last year we began a journey to find a PLM partner whose technology can manage our large and complex product assortments across apparel, footwear, and accessory categories.”

WWOF needed a single solution, and chose DeSL’s PLM for its flexible blend of features ideal to remove process silos and centrally manage all of their product development. Jennifer Rowe shares “We are thrilled to partner with DeSL whose technology will enable our vision.” She adds “Agile configuration, in-depth line planning, advanced costing, and similar company purposes are stand out reasons why we chose DeSL as our enterprise PLM partner. We are excited to partner with DeSL and advance our processes for bringing products to market.”

DeSL is proud of the new partnership with WWOF, and looks forward to supporting the brand’s ongoing technology improvements. To learn more,  request a demo with a DeSL representative.




About Workwear Outfitters (WWOF)

Workwear Outfitters is a leading supplier of innovative work apparel and footwear for diverse occupations. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the company employs more than 5,800 people in facilities spanning the globe. Brands under the Workwear Outfitters umbrella include Red Kap®, Bulwark®, Image Authority®, Kodiak®, Terra®, Walls®, Liberty®, Work Authority®, Workrite® Fire Service, Chef Designs®, and Horace Small®. Workwear Outfitters is also the exclusive licensee for Dickies® apparel in the B2B channel.

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DeSL Strengthens Sustainability Technology with Higg Data


DeSL announces partnership with Higg, the sustainability insights platform, to strengthen its already comprehensive suite of tools to help fashion and other consumer goods industries better manage their corporate goals in terms of sustainability, climate change and compliance.

Leveraging this integration, DeSL can deliver Higg’s industry leading social and environmental sustainability insights to product designers and developers from the start of the development process. With sustainability being an industry-wide initiative and brands seeking deeper adoption, partnering with a leading data solution will allow our customers to design products and see value-chain data all in one solution.

The expanded functionality delivers DeSL PLM customers visibility to the environmental impacts of their design and sourcing decisions which are connected to upstream sustainability targets.

Colin Marks, DeSL’s CEO explains, “DeSL is committed to working with the fashion industry to deliver technology which enables companies to make better and faster decisions when it comes to the entire product lifecycle, from initial design concept right through to delivery to the consumer.” He goes on to mention, “The ability to predict the likely sustainability and carbon footprint effects of product and sourcing partner choices will enable brands to make better decisions when it comes to balancing margin requirements with corporate sustainability goals. Integrating with the Higg platform will bring a new level of trusted and transparent data to help with these decisions.”

Leveraging Higg’s APIs, DeSL allows users to continue their PLM workflow while receiving up-to-date information on environmental impacts. This collaboration on materials extends to overall product impacts as well as tracking vendor compliance at the social and environmental levels.

“We are delighted to work with DeSL to introduce Higg sustainability data to their PLM workflow,” said Higg Chief Strategy Officer James Schaffer. “Thanks to this partnership, fashion brands, retailers, and manufacturers can use Higg solutions and data to strengthen their individual social and environmental sustainability strategies. Higg is committed to helping companies address climate change and meet the sustainability expectations of today’s global stakeholders.”

As a leading end-to-end PLM solution, DeSL will be able to scale with Higg’s tools offering accessibility to a wide range of companies from SMB to enterprise, looking to accurately measure and improve their sustainable practices. To learn more about the Higg integration features with PLM,  request a demo with a DeSL representative.




About Higg

Higg is the sustainability insights platform for consumer goods businesses – delivering software and services for measuring, managing, and sharing supply chain performance data.

From materials to products, from facilities to stores, from emissions to working conditions, Higg unlocks a complete view of a business’s social and environmental impact.

Built on the leading framework for sustainability measurement, Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the single source of ESG intelligence they need to accelerate business and industry transformation.

Launched in 2019 as a public-benefit corporation, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, the industry-leading value chain measurement methodology developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

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Egyptian Tailoring Company Selects DeSL’s PLM for its Leading End to End Capabilities

Egyptian Tailoring Company

Egyptian Tailoring Company/Swiss Garment Company subsidiary of Arafa Holding has selected DeSL’s end to end digital transformation solution to support their processes to enable better speed to market capabilities.

DeSL is pleased to announce its partnership with Egyptian Tailoring Company/Swiss Garment Company. Known for their high-end menswear products, Egyptian Tailoring Company has built their business over the last two decades servicing clients with design, development, and manufacturing services. ETC/SGC providing full service to leading brands and retailers in US, UK and Europe. With the sister company – Golden Tex fabric mill ETC/SGC are able to provide a vertical integrated solution from the sheep to the store.

In order to continue to thrive, ETC management determined that digital transformation was crucial. As part of their technology investment, ETC’s leadership has selected DeSL’s suite of products covering product development, procurement, production, and customer management.

“We are excited to have kicked off the implementation of the DeSL solution. Today’s retailers demand faster speed to market service, with a larger variety of products in smaller production batches. To achieve the customer’s demand, an end to end smart system is a must. The appeal of DeSL offering a full end to end software solution including PLM, Sourcing, and Production was one of the things that lead us to select them as our long-term partner,” stated Zvika Shamir – COO ETC.

DeSL is thrilled to provide its suite of products to ETC to transform manual processes with a web based solution that is able to streamline and track information between departments and vendors.

DeSL is revolutionizing the way ETC approaches the design and development processes. To learn more about DeSL’s solutions and how your business can benefit, request a demo with a DeSL representative.




About Egypt Tailoring Company

Established in 2000, Egyptian Tailoring Company/Swiss Garment Company subsidiary of Arafa Holding, delivers high end menswear manufacturing. Specializing in product development, quality execution, and order flexibility from one single personal MTM (made to measure) to multi bulk and replenishment orders.

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Lacoste Footwear PCL Invests in Accelerating Footwear Development with DeSL’s PLM Solution

LacosteLacoste Footwear PCL (PENTLAND CHAUSSURES LIMITED) has selected DeSL’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to manage every aspect of the development of their footwear. DeSL is a market leader in digital transformation solutions including integrated end-to-end PLM software for the fashion, apparel, textile, footwear, and retail sectors.

To drive improved performance for their footwear team and implement further digital transformation plans, Lacoste Footwear has partnered with DeSL to deliver a complete PLM system. With an aim to strengthen collaboration and reduce development timelines, DeSL’s software offers one unified platform. The web-based interface and real time data enables teams along Lacoste’s Footwear supply chain to plan, design, track, and deliver with improved accuracy and efficiency.

We depend on DeSL for the flexible line planning functions, creating online tech packs, and all vendor communication,” states Rachid Chioukh, Head of Footwear Development. “We now are taking advantage of the opportunity to expand our use of DeSL’s PLM to improve our costing processes and strengthen our supplier collaboration.

DeSL is pleased to support the Lacoste footwear team from line planning to design through to sourcing. DeSL looks forward to the continuous long-term partnership with Lacoste Footwear and is committed to supporting the brand’s ongoing supply chain improvements. To learn more, visit DeSL or request a demo with a DeSL representative.




About Lacoste PCL (Pentland Chausseres Limited)

Tennis legend Monsieur René Lacoste officially launched Lacoste in 1933, entering the world of fashion and creating one of the world’s first and most enduring sportswear labels. In 1991, Pentland became the worldwide footwear licensee for Lacoste Chaussures, upholding its sporting elegance through detailed, subtle designs that unite leisure and play. In 2018 Pentland entered into a joint-venture footwear partnership with the Lacoste Group.

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DeSL Launches Specialised PLM & PO Platform to Deliver Digital Transformation in 30 Days

DeSL announces the delivery of a specialized platform for companies operating in the retail, fashion, apparel and footwear sectors. This new functionality allows DeSL customers to efficiently digitalize all their core processes from product development right through to delivery of finished products. Speed to market, vendor collaboration, product costing, quality and sustainability, are all core pillars of the solution.

The platform combines DeSL’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and PO solutions, and comes with pre-configured business processes which are especially suited to SMB’s. It can also be tailored to suit specific needs, along with a suite of integration methods for popular ERP, finance, and e-commerce platforms.

“Over recent months we have seen a marked increase in the number of companies who realize that PLM alone is just not enough to satisfy their digital transformation requirements.” Colin Marks, DeSL’s CEO, remarks “DeSL is the only company that can provide a combined best of breed solution which covers all aspects of the product design, development, and procurement processes.”

Integrating PO management into DeSL’s core PLM platform automates and simplifies the supply chain, giving companies visibility of purchase orders and tech packs at the same time. Each step is tracked along the critical path, eliminating unknowns and granting brands and vendors understanding of how their deliverables and deadlines are progressing in one place. Combined with DeSL’s powerful PLM features, this solution streamlines procurement and accelerates product development while improving communication and agility throughout the supply chain.


Quickly Implement PLM with PO Management

DeSL, market leader in digital transformation and Product Lifecycle Management software solutions, continues to drive innovation by extending software capabilities for the evolving retail, fashion, apparel, and footwear industries. To learn more about quickly implementing PO Management with PLM, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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Fast Product Management Streamlines Fashion Development

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) showcases Fast Product Management, a productivity tool for improving and streamlining fashion development. Fast Product Management is among DeSL’s most popular tools due to its powerful and versatile features for retail, fashion, apparel, and footwear brands.

Fast Product Management’s unique configurable, grid like view allows users to manage virtually all aspects of the product lifecycle from a single intuitive screen. With quick access to an entire portfolio, season or category, users can work on multiple styles editing data and completing tasks from a single user interface. Fast Product Management streamlines and accelerates the development processes.

Styles can be grouped, sorted, and filtered to provide live data relevant to the user. Products can be worked on at the style or color level. Functionality is easily accessed for mass updates, and side-by-side comparisons from one screen. Critical path views allow users to see and complete their tasks.

Comprehensive and detailed costing and quoting analytics are also available through Fast Product Management. The highly configurable interface pulls costing data directly from request for quotes (RFQs) for sourcing teams to review. Tool features include breakdown of costing details and configurable costing calculations. Designed specifically to optimize workflow, multiple quotes can be reviewed at once within the same screen to accelerate the process.

DeSL, market leader in digital transformation and Product Lifecycle Management software solutions, continues to drive innovation by extending software capabilities for the evolving retail, fashion, apparel, and footwear industries. To learn more about Fast Product Management, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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Frogg Toggs Announces Strategic Partnership with DeSL to Deliver PLM Solution

Frogg Toggs product management strategy

Frogg Toggs® has selected Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) to deliver Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software technology. DeSL is a market leader in digital transformation solutions including integrated end to end PLM software for the retail, fashion, apparel, and footwear sectors.

As the world leader in waterproof outerwear, hunting and fishing wadewear, performance footwear, cooling products, and accessories, Frogg Toggs is challenged to remain flexible, responsive, and agile in all aspects of product creation and management. From concept to delivery, Frogg Toggs is focused on being the most dependable source to customers.

With so many channels, markets, and SKU’s, product management has always been a challenge and a segment that consumes considerable resources. We are excited to implement this resource saving technology into our product management strategy,” attests Will Fowler, President and Director of Marketing at Frogg Toggs. Fowler listed several key factors that led Frogg Toggs to the selection of DeSL as their PLM provider.

  • Simple and complete integration of technical, development, and design data onto a single, centralized digital platform
  • Low storage impact, cloud based software solution provides data access flexibility from multiple locations and platforms
  • Improve resource performance by providing streamlined processes, procedures, operational responsibility, workflows, and reduced redundancy between departments
  • Allows all resources to access real time data, communications, and progress during the product life cycle, allowing each department to plan for and complete product assignments more efficiently
  • Facilitates operational efficiency, internal cost savings, resource reallocation, and a more effective overall business model

With the signing now complete, DeSL is ready to begin the implementation process with Frogg Toggs’ team. DeSL looks forward to the continuous long term partnership with Frogg Toggs and is committed to supporting the brand’s ongoing technology improvements. To learn more, request a demo with a DeSL representative.


About Frogg Toggs

Frogg Toggs® was founded in 1996 with a core mission of providing affordable rainwear to the masses. They have held true to this concept in all product creations. If they cannot provide the most performance at the best price, they simply won’t make the product. Frogg Toggs have grown into the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of waterproof outerwear, hunting and fishing waders, personal cooling products, footwear, and outdoor accessories.

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DeSL Launches Digital Approvals Dashboard

Fashion SamplingDiscover e-Solutions (DeSL) announces the launch of Digital Approvals Dashboard for fashion sampling. A key element of full digital transformation is the ability to vastly reduce the number of physical samples of either garments or materials. The efficiency this will bring companies, from both the demand and supply side, will be significant in terms of time to market and costs. This not only relates to the product development stages as currently managed by PLM solutions, but will also significantly improve procurement and selling business processes.

Imagine a world where finished product samples, trims, and new materials are approved through 3D models, and colors are approved without receiving a single lab dip or strike off.

DeSL has now created the ability for this to happen through its innovative Digital Approvals Dashboard.

Complete integration with critical path and workflow capabilities, the solution will enable users to push digital approval requirements and actions deep into the supply chain, covering all areas from initial product prototype, to bulk fabric deliveries.

The dashboard works with any specialist 3D vendor including, CLO, Browzwear, and Optitex to enable the web based visualization of virtual samples. In addition, the solution will enable interaction with the 3D models in a rich, and powerful, interactive environment.

From a color approval perspective, which is often overlooked as a key area for cost and efficiency improvements, the dashboard is fully integrated to DeSL’s Color Lifecycle Management™ module to enable real time digital color approvals.

All roles in the development process are involved in the dashboard. Factories and mills know what they have to do and when, and internal users are able to monitor progress in real time and interact with all areas in the supply chain.


Learn More About Digital Approvals Dashboard

This solution is a significant step forward in the ultimate end goal of full Digital Transformation for the fashion sector. By cutting out the current manual steps and physical fashion sampling which are so prevalent in the industry today and represent a significant problem in terms of cost, timescales and sustainability. To learn more, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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