CAMPBELL, Calif., 15 July, 2019 – tentree, the sustainable apparel brand based in Canada, has been selected as a 2019 Top Innovator by Apparel magazine following its nomination by Centric Software, tentree’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) partner. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Since 2012, tentree has been building a new kind of environmentally-conscious apparel business from its headquarters in Saskatchewan, Canada. Guided by three principles – stewardship, transparency and community – tentree plants ten trees for every product sold and has planted over 30 million trees to date. tentree creates high-quality clothing that encourages people to venture outdoors and engage with their environment.
In Apparel magazine’s 12th annual “Innovators” special issue, published in June 2019, tentree is recognized among 30 top apparel companies as one of the truly innovative organizations in the industry. ‘Top Innovators’ are selected because of exceptional IT-related implementations, product launches or other outstanding business strategies. tentree was nominated by Centric Software, tentree’s strategic business and PLM partner.
Centric Software partnered with tentree in 2016 to put in place the technology foundation necessary to manage the growth they were experiencing and to be able to scale up in the future. Centric’s innovative PLM solution for emerging brands, Centric SMB, streamlines operations for tentree from design to retail and enables them to achieve their real goal – to scale the business up in a sustainable way in order to be able to plant more trees. With Centric SMB as the foundation of product development, tentree creates new products at a faster rate, saves time and money and has full visibility into the product lifecycle.
Since implementing Centric SMB, tentree has centralized all product information with real-time data which can be shared across internal teams and with external suppliers, reducing errors, streamlining communications and boosting collaboration with trading partners. With the ability to track the impact of production processes and carbon offsets, tentree can effectively measure their sustainability progress. Since using Centric SMB, tentree has increased product categories by 33% and now retails products in over 1,000 stores worldwide, an increase of 25%.
“We would like to congratulate tentree on being selected as a Top Innovator of 2019 by Apparel magazine,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We nominated tentree because of their tenacious dedication to innovation in support of sustainable practices in the apparel industry, which we are proud to empower with Centric SMB.”
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
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