SOURCE: Lectra


September 28, 2010 14:54 ET

Lectra Holds Fashion Technology Event in Seattle to Explore "Building Bridges to a Profitable Future"

Together With 24 Seven, Lectra and Partner X-Rite/Pantone Host Executive Cocktail Event Featuring Special Guest Speaker, Nathan Laffin From Eddie Bauer

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials -- textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials -- announced today, along with 24 Seven and Lectra's partner X-Rite/Pantone, they will host an executive technology event in Seattle on September 29th

The event will feature a presentation from special guest Nathan Laffin, Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Eddie Bauer -- the leading outdoor brand that offers signature outerwear, men's and women's clothing, gear and accessories, and world-class mountaineering gear. Mr. Laffin will discuss how leading retailers and brand manufacturers are currently investing in technology and talent in today's economy. Attendees will gain valuable insight on intelligent business, resourcing and technology strategies needed to drive innovation, growth and overall success in the marketplace.

Additional speakers at this exclusive "Suit & Thai" cocktail event, featuring Thai treats and cocktails, include industry experts -- Celeste Gudas, Founder and President of 24 Seven and Simon Poulton, Vice President of Sales -- Strategic Fashion and PLM, Lectra North America.

Wednesday - September 29, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:30PM

24 Seven Offices
1524 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98101 (Phone: 206.240.0247)

Registration is complimentary; please contact Michael Bugno at: or 212.730.4444 x210.

About Eddie Bauer

Innovation, quality and an appreciation of the outdoors: The passions of our founder, Eddie Bauer, remain the cornerstone of the Eddie Bauer business today. In conjunction with innovative design and exceptional customer service, Eddie Bauer offers premium-quality clothing, accessories and gear for men and women that complement today's modern outdoor lifestyle. Whether it's classic outerwear, legendary down or casual denim and khakis, Eddie Bauer offers a full range of styles to complete the casual wardrobe. Rediscover Eddie Bauer, a legend in American sportswear, at one of the approximately 370 stores throughout the US and Canada, through seasonal catalogs or by visiting For more information, visit

About X-Rite/Pantone

X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite's expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit

About 24 Seven

24 Seven provides leading companies with creative talent with expertise in all areas of the consumer experience and every phase of the product life cycle. With locations in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Seattle and London, the company is a global clearinghouse for recruitment and workforce strategy among the most successful hiring managers in fashion, retail, marketing, advertising, creative services and entertainment industries. A certified Women's Business Enterprise, 24 Seven is the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Business Services category in the Metropolitan New York area. For more information about 24 Seven, visit |

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,400 employees and $214 million in 2009 revenues. The company is listed on Euronext Paris.

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Contact Information

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    Melissa Vidakovic
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    Tel.: 770.422.8050 ext. 182