News | June 2, 2005

Fashionshare™ Streamlines Collaboration In Fashion Lifecycle


Innovative Web-Based Solution Deep-Seated in Fashion Industry

NEW YORK, NY – Fashionware Solutions Inc., an innovative fashion-centric business software provider, announces immediate availability of Fashionshareä, a new online communication and collaboration tool that will revolutionize the way fashion companies work.

Fashionshare enables apparel companies to incorporate into their business models improvements in the speed and accuracy of communicating product information throughout the development process. Fashionshare helps companies reach across their entire organization and supply chain to connect to the core operations of their employees, business partners and customers worldwide.

Fashionshare is a scalable web-based solution that brings merchandisers, designers, sourcing managers, vendors, suppliers and retailers together to share a single version of product, trim and fabric information. It enables users to merchandise, plan and design product lines, manage individual colors and seasonal palettes, source fabric and trim, and communicate all relevant information. Fashionshare eliminates the barriers between companies and their suppliers, business partners and customers to help companies to deliver quality products on time and at the right price.

Fashionshare revolutionizes the way fashion companies work by allowing for instantaneous collaboration over the web in a highly visual interface and reporting environment. Whether creating storyboards, line sheets, line development calendars, fabric and trim cards, visual specs, or product catalogs, Fashionshare provides a comfortable look and feel for fashion executives and their teams. In contrast to other collaboration tools that require considerable customization and lengthy implementation times, Fashionshare leverages standard industry practices that make it simple to setup and use. Requiring no onsite software installation, it runs on virtually any computer capable of accessing the Internet.

Fashionshare was developed under the direction of Paul A. Friedman, Ph. D., a 25-year veteran of New York's fashion industry. Paul most recently served as Executive Vice President for his family's global outerwear business S. Rothschild & Co., where he gained hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of the product lifecycle including design, patternmaking, product development, manufacturing, importing, distribution, and information technology. Friedman left the family business in 2003 to launch Fashionware Solutions to address the requirements of today's global fashion industry and to help apparel companies leverage the new technologies required to remain competitive. He now serves as President of Fashionware Solutions.

With the release of Fashionshare, Fashionware Solutions is bringing fresh insights, ideas, and innovative technologies to our industry. "As an executive, I was frustrated with the lack of practical and visual software tools for our industry", stated Friedman. "In today's business model where people issues and product are at center stage, our company's mission is to provide the apparel industry with a software solution that covers all stages of the product lifecycle in a comfortable, highly visual, and concise way. I believe that Fashionshare is an essential and effective tool that will help our clients maintain a competitive advantage by keeping employees focused on their company's core competencies and business goals".

Fashionshare is a secure, affordable solution based on Microsoft.NET technology and delivered in an on-demand, hosted environment. It can be used as either a standalone front-end solution or as a companion to traditional ERP systems. Fashionware provides complete setup, personalization, and ongoing support for Fashionshare.

About Fashionware Solutions Inc.
Fashionware Solutions Inc. is a New York–based developer of online business solutions and services for the fashion industries. Its mission is to help fashion companies develop and maintain sustainable competitive advantage by connecting employees, business partners, and customers worldwide. The company provides a range of solutions for streamlining the product lifecycle. For more information on Fashionware and its products, phone (866) 726-9697 (New York), e-mail, or visit the website at

Source: Fashionware Solutions Inc.