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.)

Our Growing Data Center

It’s official: Embodee’s business is growing fast this year and countless, vividly detailed 3D images of apparel and footwear have been streaming live to our customers’ websites from our primary data center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Our primary data center’s servers are supplemented by those deployed elsewhere in the world that provide redundancy to prevent downtime in case of what’s known in the industry as “disaster recovery” and “failover.”

Embodee Collaborates with Reebok on Shoe Customization

We’re on a roll: Reebok is the latest major sportswear brand to work with Embodee to offer shoppers customizable shoes.  

YourReebok represents the growing trend of companies enabling consumers to enhance footwear, apparel, and other products online with their own design choices. Among YourReebok’s personalization options are multiple colors for multiple parts of shoes. Text, such as names, can also be added to some styles to make even more of a personal statement.  

Prior solutions employed by Reebok proved difficult to scale and maintain. As the company looked for a replacement technology provider, Embodee emerged as the leading contender.

Meet Wil, First Hire for Our Puerto Rico Office

Wilitza Vazquez, director of operations, was the first person hired by founder and CEO André Wolper after he moved Embodee’s corporate headquarters to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Portland, Oregon. In this brief Q & A, learn more about Wil, Puerto Rico, and her love for the island.

What attracted you to Puerto Rico?
It’s home! I was eager to come back after a few years abroad.

How do you spend your time away from work?
I spend lots of time with my family. Being a single mom of two is my other fulltime job. School, playdates, and baseball practices invade my agenda on a regular basis.

All Hail the Espresso Maker

When we opened our new corporate headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in January 2016, founder and CEO André Wolper was focused on more than the complexities of the big move. He was also thinking about those damn fine Puerto Rican coffee beans growing in the mountains.

And this explains the arrival of equipment just as mission-critical as computers and servers: the shimmering ECM Elektronika, described by its maker as “the perfect harmony of aesthetics, convenience, and quality.”