The Open Marketplace digitizes the material sourcing process and helps footwear and apparel brands and suppliers connect, share materials and manage relationships in a secure, digital environment.
Materials are complex; the industry needs one common language to move toward a digital fashion supply chain.
The Open Marketplace has been two years in the making, we’ve worked tirelessly to create a standardized material data model and develop numerous ways to show materials digitally, and incorporated all to one scalable user-friendly database.
The Open Marketplace will go live in Spring and replace the current Digital Library product with a dynamic new look and a whole host of exciting new features, from searching directly for sustainable materials or suppliers, to organizing materials and downloading samples to use in 3D design applications.
Finding the right materials from the right suppliers doesn’t have to be difficult, the Open Marketplace has now made it even easier.
Looking for Tencel Denim from Mexico with a 10 day lead time? or LWG certified leather? Well, you can, in an instant.
No need to travel to material meetings or sift through endless material books, you can quickly and easily find all the materials, suppliers and data you need in the Open Marketplace.
The industry is moving toward digital, brands are incorporating digital processes into supply chains and planning for the future.
Brands are now looking for suppliers with digital capabilities to move with them into the digital age, the Open Marketplace can help you be ‘Digital Ready’ and better connect you directly to current customers.