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WHAT IS MATERIAL EXCHANGE?

What We Do

Material Exchange works with the world's leading retail apparel / footwear brands to analyse, optimize, provide transparency and digitize their material supply chains.

Our Approach

We work directly with each brand to simplify and digitise complex supply chains. We consult on processes connected with 3D product creation and data management in PLM.

Areas We Focus

We are working with industry associations to digitally define attributes for Fabrics, Leather, PU, Mesh, Trims, Hang Tags, Insoles, Outer-Soles and many more.

SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Brands are making the shift from analogue to digital and from 2D to 3D. Fashion is becoming faster and time to market is becoming shorter. Brands are demanding full transparency into their complex supply chains to help reduce costs and ensure product compliance. Material Exchange allows brands to work with manufactures digitally which reduces the reliance on physical samples, and greatly reduces material wastage for a more sustainable future.

Reimagine the Material Selection Process

Why PTC recommends Material Exchange as a leading retail innovation platform?

Imagine This: Being able to search, filter, and download from an online database to reduce time spent looking for fabric samples and manually entering data. A centralized repository of up-to-the-minute data and images, reducing the need for physical samples and swatches. Decluttering your design studio and organizing fabrics more efficiently by making your material selection from a digital library.

Imagine That: A platform that lets design and product development teams pull materials specs and pictures into 3D design programs, allowing them to change materials and colorways instantly and continuously throughout the design process.Don’t like how a certain color looks on your product? See what other options look like without having to work backwards.

 Imagine the Speed:A digital visualization solution that makes decisions about colorways, design and material easier before you create physical or virtual prototypes. A tool that lets designers and developers test designs and improve compliance before production.

Imagine the Savings: An onlinetool that’s able to populate PLM data to give development teams line-of-sight into material costs, availability, quality and compliance issues.Getting the exact specs for every item in the bill of materials instantly.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "The Material Exchange is going to be a powerful platform where we can share our material image, information and technology to all the customers. Material Exchange is not only going to save time and cost, it is also about speed and accuracy. It can become our data base for material development or to collect different customer data to learn industrial trends. We believe Material Exchange is going to be the future sustainable tool for material sourcing and data exchanges."
  • “The product creation and design process for apparel and footwear goods is changing rapidly, increasingly relying on digitized materials database libraries. The challenge with that is each company has its own system or environment, what forces suppliers and internal employees to manually enter virtually the same data multiple times. Leveraging Materials Exchange as a standardized industry solution, rather than each company working on its own platform, will increase efficiencies in the supply chain having ME basically paying for itself. In addition to that, with the adoption of 3D design as a more mainstream creation tool, there’s an increasing demand for a better solution to store and organize digital material assets. This is where I see great potential for Materials Exchange to becoming an integral part of any apparel and footwear business.”
  • “Material Exchange is something I’m very excited about. Having run the successful Materials Show, connecting brands and suppliers for decades, I hear and understand the new speed to market and communication challenges the footwear and apparel industries are facing. ME is something that can help both suppliers and brands better communicate on materials, cut costs for everyone from data inputs on specs to testing, and I think actually enhance the Material Show. Nothing will replace the touch and feel of materials, or the face to face meetings, but I’m working with ME because we need a tool to help take us into the digital age. Our industry needs a collaborative solution – no one brand can do it alone – and I’m proud to be helping advise ME and helping develop this platform as a key digital material solution.”

WORDS WE HEAR EVERYDAY

SUPPLY CHAIN  |  TRANSPARENCY  |  SUSTAINABILITY  |  DIGITIZATION  |  TRANSFORMATION

OPTIMIZATION  |  PLM  |  3D  |  EFFICIENCY  |  FAST GROWTH  |  SPEED TO MARKET

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Darren

Darren Glenister

Chief Executive Officer
Darren

Dejan Zvekic

Chief Product Officer
Darren

Dora Lality

Chief Legal Officer
Darren

Taron Sargsyan

Chief Technical Officer
Darren

Nikolina Seferovic

Customer Success Director
Darren

Jose Perez de Guzman Macaya

Project Management Director
Darren

John Giannopoulos

Chief Revenue Officer
Darren

Angela Vasiljev Tot

Brand & Marketing Director

PRICING



SSL

Storage

FULL

MEMBERSHIP


IF YOU ARE

A BRAND


Search materials by filter, communicate directly with suppliers in the system, have full line of sight into who on your teams are talking to what supplier, end costly data processing by being able to download specs directly into Excel or your PLM software and many more.

FULL

MEMBERSHIP


IF YOU ARE

A MANUFACTURER/MATERIAL SUPPLIER

4000$ per Year/per Company


Manage all your materials and specs in one place, streamline communication, enhance collaboration with your clients, find new brands and track analytics of what materials people are browsing.