Latest Luxury Market Venture: Customizable Handbags

Our growth in the luxury apparel, footwear, and accessories market continues, courtesy of our third collaboration with mytheresa.com, one of the world’s leading luxury online retailers.

We’ve just launched versions of three Chloé handbags, enabling mytheresa.com shoppers to customize the color and personalize with gold-colored, raised-metal monograms. They also can zoom in and rotate the bags to closely inspect their handiwork. The bags were released today.

For all the details, please read about the collaboration in our news release.

New York City, Here We Come

We love showing why Embodee is a leader in empowering apparel and footwear companies to offer shoppers customizable products online. No better place to do this than in New York City, where we’re headed for the Product Innovation Apparel conference on June 19-20.

On both days our team will demonstrate the company’s state-of-the-art virtual product experiences for conference attendees. On June 20, founder and CEO André Wolper will join a panel to discuss how Embodee’s products and solutions support on-demand manufacturing and customization of made-to-order apparel and footwear. Joining André on the panel will be executives of four other companies: Candice Huffine, founder-designer of Day/Won; Matthew Mueller, president of Knot Standard; Hal Watt, CEO and founder of Unmade, Ltd., and Marleen Vogelaar, CEO and founder of Ziel Wear.

In February, we took part in PI Apparel’s West Coast conference in Los Angeles, which was rewarding. Now we're looking forward to meeting more new people and telling the Embodee story.
 

 

Making Possible the ‘Ultimate in Customization’

A notable Japanese design magazine, AXIS, has featured Embodee in an edition exploring the future of fashion powered by technology.


“Among the waves of technology surging in the world of fashion today, approaches developed apart from the conventional fashion system and its customs stand out,” wrote Silicon-Valley-based journalistNoriko Takiguchi. “Various leading-edge technologies are solving issues fashion faces and are providing unexpected possibilities.”

Telling the Embodee Story: Serving Target Market of One

Embodee hit the conference circuit last week, demonstrating the benefits of our visually stunning virtual product experiences at the Product Innovation Apparel conference in Los Angeles. The conference was billed as an opportunity to “discover the technologies disrupting the fashion, apparel, and footwear industry.”


The steady flow of attendees at Embodee’s booth saw demos of our products and solutions on a large display screen. On another screen they watched customizations of apparel and footwear products by shoppers around the globe using four of our customers’ websites, miAdidasmiTeamReebok, and KnotStandard.

Another Successful Customization Launch with mytheresa.com

We’ve finished a limited duration, highly successful product customization offering with mytheresa.com, one of the world’s leading online retailers for women’s luxury fashion.

Using our patented process for transforming physical samples of products into 3D digital models, we created a virtual customizable version of a Burberry leather card holder. High-fidelity images of the card holder were dynamically rendered in real time as shoppers personalized them.

The options consisted of three different colors and a monogram in five different colors.

Broadening Work with Fashion Retailers, Brands

We have news to announce: Embodee is collaborating with one of the world's leading online retailers for women's luxury fashion, mytheresa.com. Our patented technology will enable mytheresa.com’s customers to interact with high-fidelity 3D renderings of Gucci footwear and customize it.

Embodee, which has long counted some of the industry’s pre-eminent sports apparel companies among its customers, recently broadened its focus to include luxury fashion retailers and brands.

Major Expansion, Upgrade of San Juan Data Center

Bigger, better, faster. That best summarizes a recently completed major expansion and upgrade to our data center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was the third round of growth since the data center went live in January 2016.

The five-month project included deployment of nVidia Tesla M10 GPU cards and related GPU server hardware. The result: a big increase in the capacity and speed of servers that dynamically render 3D images of apparel and footwear on our customers’ websites.   

Just in time to handle the growth of our customers’ customization businesses.

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico staff, office safe and sound; company services uninterrupted

We’re thrilled to report that Embodee team members who took shelter from Hurricane Maria at our corporate headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, are safe and that our solidly built office suffered no damage.

Thanks to extensive preparations and business continuity plans, all of our key services continued to operate without interruption or downtime.

Staffers endured a harrowing day as the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1928 howled for over 12 hours outside, rattled shutters violently, and swept the island with flooding rains.

Interruption of utilities made life uncomfortable and requires some repairs and backup plans, but we’re reminded of what our director of business operations, Wilitza Vazquez, likes to say: #embodeestrong.

Meet Tsetso, Newest Resident of Our Puerto Rico Office

In this Q & A, learn why Tsetso Bogdanov, our systems administrator, recently shifted from our team in Sofia, Bulgaria, to our corporate headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

What attracted you to Puerto Rico?
The amazing nature and tropical climate, beautiful beaches, exotic yummy food, and people always ready to party.For me, It’s a completely different culture and opportunity to understand it.

How do you spend your time away from work?
The beach, gym, hanging out with friends, and amazing walks through old San Juan. Step by step, I’m adopting the Caribbean lifestyle.

New Patent For Creating and Displaying Virtual Footwear

We’ve received very good news: the way we transform physical samples of footwear into 3D digital models has been awarded a U.S. government patent.

The digitized models are dynamically rendered on demand in high-fidelity online images, creating a virtual product experience that enables shoppers to view the shoes in vivid detail from any perspective on any web-enabled device.

The new patent, awarded last week, builds upon a patent awarded in 2013 for creating virtual versions of apparel from physical products and rendering them as 3D digital images.

Embodee Helps Menswear Firm Create Virtual Shopping Studio

The challenge: a luxury custom menswear company wanted to instantly display online virtual versions of its suits, blazers, and pants based on countless customization options that shoppers digitally choose.

Knot Standard’s solution: Embodee’s proprietary technology that dynamically renders shoppers’ choices in real-time 3D images. The images enable them to view from every angle and in extraordinary detail the garments they’ve customized—before their final choices are bought and made.

The technology is central to Knot Standard’s recently launched Virtual Studio, which the company says is a first for the menswear industry and “combines the best of the old world tailoring process with modern online shopping convenience and personalization.” Shoppers can design their personalized clothes using thousands of options, including styles, fabrics, buttons, and more.

Customize adidas Shoes Using Embodee Technology

Want to customize adidas shoes online to meet your personal tastes and see them in high-resolution 3D images as you make changes, courtesy of new Embodee technology?

Now you can at miadidas. Embodee and adidas collaborated to improve the visual quality of their in-house 3D shoe model designs and transforms them into fully customizable products. Key to this conversion was Embodee’s new gCAD product, which converts existing 3D CAD images into web-enabled configurable products. (gCAD, currently in beta and piloted with adidas, is expected to be formally released in 2018.)