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Fashion Design and Production Software

Fashion Design software automates fashion design, marker and pattern making, cutting, and production planning. Computer software programs allow increased ease and flexibility in exploring a greater number of design alternatives including various styles, fabrics and colors that are easily storable and interchangeable. This flexibility enhances productivity, increases cutting accuracy, reduces design costs and shortens the time it takes to deliver a product to market.

Graphic design solution that helps businesses design logos, icons, billboards, book illustrations, and more.
Graphic design software used for logos, illustrations, graphics, and icons. It helps designers with creating designs, collaborating with team members, and sharing their designs in any format. Features of the platform include global edits, repeat for patterns, vector designs, recolor, customizable effects, and 3D design. Learn more about Adobe Illustrator

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
For vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, and so much more, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite does it all.
Designed with your productivity in mind, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite is trusted by millions of graphics pros and design teams around the globe for endless creativity with no time wasted. This fully-loaded toolkit for professional vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, and collaboration is equal parts creative and efficient: the perfect recipe for delivering breathtaking design projects, quickly. Fast track to fabulous with an affordable, ever-advancing CorelDRAW Graphic Learn more about CorelDRAW

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
The platform for creative collaboration—where distributed teams meet, work, and make decisions. Get started free!
Bluescape is the platform for creative collaboration. Streamline workflows with all your ideas, assets, iterations, and entire projects into one secure virtual workspace. With built-in voice and video calling, simply gather your team in Bluescape and make quicker decisions. Reduce meetings and finish projects faster in a secure platform trusted by Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and the world’s largest movie studios. Learn more about Bluescape

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Customizable clothing solution that helps businesses in fashion sector create patterns and optimize nesting, drafting & editing tools.
Customizable clothing solution that helps businesses in fashion sector create patterns and optimize nesting, drafting & editing tools. Learn more about PatternSmith

Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
This uninhibited free-form 3D modeling tool allows users to create designs quickly while maintaining accuracy and measurements.
This accurate 3D modeling tool allows for free-moving design, maintaining the accuracy of all elements and measurements. It can be used as an additional drawing tool when combined with other design, CAM, drafting, rendering, illustration and animation software. Rhino 7 preserves the accuracy and complexity of engineering software blueprints, which means that it can also be used for in-depth and accurate analysis. The tool allows users to create organic shapes, with a high level of accuracy and editability enabled by Rhino 7’s SubD geometry types. Users may move several planes, edges, lines, and vectors at once with pin-point accuracy, and snap them back into position as required. Designs can be transformed using meshes, curves, BlendEdge and Boolean operations. Built-in compatibility means that plans from other software can be loaded into this tool without losing any integrity of designated form or scale. Learn more about Rhino 7

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Product dev solution trusted by hundreds of fashion & apparel brands to successfully manage production cycles while saving time & money
Not your typical PLM, hundreds of fashion & apparel brands trust Backbone to organize entire production cycles, create professional tech packs in minutes, keep product data in sync, safe & clean, improve internal (interdepartmental) & external (vendors, factories) communication, and much more - ALL FROM ONE SINGLE TOOL! Built to boost efficiency, the software offers unlimited custom fields, interconnected product & component libraries, dynamic reports, useful integrations, etc. Try it for free! Learn more about Backbone

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
AIMS 360 cloud fashion software! Robust and fully integrated business apparel software powering over 600+ fashion brands worldwide!
AIMS 360 is the #1 apparel software in the industry! Currently powering over 600+ manufacturers, wholesalers and importers of apparel, footwear, accessories and other fashion-related goods. This affordable business software gives you total control! Create efficiencies with complete production, order, inventory management & allocation, warehouse (WMS), invoicing, AR, dashboards, business intelligence, reporting and much more. Our cloud software reduces cost and utilizes the latest technology. Learn more about AIMS360

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
PolyPM is an end-to-end solution combining ERP & PLM into one solution specifically for apparel and textile manufacturers.
PolyPM combines PLM and ERP into a single solution designed specifically for the apparel and textile industries. Brands, Distributors and Manufacturers use PolyPM to manage their business processes from the design-phase through distribution and invoicing. The flexibility of PolyPM allows customization to your business's specific requirements. We support Cloud, Web and On-site deployments and integrate with over 30 third-party applications, as well as offering our own API. Learn more about PolyPM

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Prepares and delivers presentations that include dynamic displays of linked data, thanks to integrated Live Object technology.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM (former name - ConceptDraw PRO) offers a professional set of drawing tools, templates, and object libraries. Furthermore, it delivers presentations that include dynamic displays of linked data, thanks to integrated Live Object technology; it also has import and export roundtrip of the MS Visio file format. The most popular file formats are supported as well: PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF; EPS (export Windows version only); Adobe PDF; HTML (export); SVG, and PowerPoint. Learn more about ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Delogue PLM made for apparel and interior brands to manage product development in one platform. Enabling transparency and collaboration
Cloud-based PLM solution tailored to fashion and lifestyle companies. Delogue PLM is a collaborative PLM platform that connects planning, design, buying, manufacturing, finance, and marketing to a single source of truth. Delogue PLM simplifies product development and makes processes more efficient while providing transparency and collaboration throughout the product lifecycle. Delogue PLM enables better decision-making and helps companies work efficiently. Learn more about Delogue PLM

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
The BlueCherry suite includes PLM, ERP, Omnichannel Planning, Warehouse Management, Shop Floor Control, B2B eCommerce, EDI, BI and more
The CGS BlueCherry Enterprise Suite provides clients with comprehensive digital supply chain management solutions, available both in the cloud and on-premises, to drive their fundamental business processes. With a focus on the needs of high-growth organizations operating in consumer lifestyle products, retail and apparel, BlueCherry is a unified platform that provides supply chain visibility with the latest digital technologies. Learn more about BlueCherry

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
#1 Cloud Apparel ERP & PLM software! Integrated with Shopify, Shipstation, QuickBooks, Xero, Shippit, Loop, Returnly, Amazon +70 others
Sync is a fully integrated PLM & ERP apparel software system designed specifically for the apparel & footwear industry! Sync includes 22 modules to manage the entire product life-cycle. Sync includes a B2B module for sales agents + integrates with over 25 other systems including Shipstation, Shopify, Magento, QuickBooks, Xero, Sage & MS Dynamics. Its the most comprehensive ERP software system for apparel & its loved by customers all over the world. Contact us for a free demo. Learn more about Sync

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
A tech pack tool for the fashion industry to express ideas visually, request approval, schedule due dates, and collaborate with others.
A tech pack tool for the fashion industry to express ideas visually, request approval, schedule due dates, and collaborate with others. Learn more about Techpacker

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
CREACOMPO GLOBAL, the 2D/3D fashion CAD software, enables design professionals to streamline workflows and optimise design processes.
CREACOMPO GLOBAL is a garment design tool that allows you to create 2D/3D simulations of products, improving output accuracy and reducing production time. Key features include pattern making, pattern simulation, digital models, 3D rendering, and resource management. It also enables integration with third-party rendering software for seamless communication. With this fashion CAD, you can drive quality apparel product development. Learn more about CREACOMPO GLOBAL

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Eagle App is a digital asset management for creative professionals to organize images, video, vector, 3D, docs, inspirations and more!
Eagle App is the most affordable digital assets management (DAM) for small business and creative professionals. Eagle App provides the best user experience and flexible way to organize your brand and design materials, preview more than 90+ formats, categorized by tags, colors, shapes and more! Trusted by top design teams and marketing agencies around the world to centralized the file management struggles that you face in your daily workflow! Learn more about Eagle

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
A cloud solution built for the unique needs of apparel businesses to centralize operations, with integrations to Shopify, QBO and more.
The apparel industry is changing. Don’t get left behind. ParagonERP is a cloud solution built for the unique needs of apparel businesses. From raw materials to finished goods, ParagonERP offers a full-suite of tools to improve productivity and unleash your growth potential. Integrate with ecommerce and logistics partners, to manage operations from a centralized hub: manufacturing, inventory, orders, accounting, and more. Gain visibility to make better decisions with ParagonERP. Learn more about ParagonERP

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Audaces 360 is an integrated solution for fashion creation, development & production that comes with 7 complementary modules.
Audaces 360 is a complete solution for fashion design, development & production made of 7 softwares. ISA for the planning and managing of the collection. FS for creation of sketches directly in a 3D environment IDEA for realization of 2D sketches, technical sheet and an automatic pre-cost of the product DIGIFLASH for the digitalization of paper patterns PATTERN a Cad software for creation of patterns MARKER for manual and automatic nesting SUPERA integrator of Marker for more effficiency Learn more about Audaces 360

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Innovative all-in-one system which includes ERP, tradeshow, mobile app, E-commerce website, showroom, PLM, EDI and much more.
N41 Apparel ERP showcases a completely specialized system which includes many customizable add-on features to meet the needs whether simplistic or complex queries of the apparel business user. We cater to the needs of the standard ERP seeker as well as the in-the-trenches Tradeshow / Showroom professional, the constantly mobile active sales rep, the steadfast virtual E-commerce shop, designer conscientious PLM, and embedded EDI capability to better meet the needs of department store business. Learn more about N41

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
TUKAcad allows users to accurately build patterns, grade rules and markers for a single style or entire collection.
Advanced pattern making, grading and marker making system that will streamline your production process and reduce operating expenses. Built-in audio/video help, loads of TUKAtips and the option to buy or sign up for a monthly subscription are just some of the advantages of this award winning pattern making software. Learn more about TUKAcad

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Fashion or wholesale we'll manage your entire business from style development and sales orders to invoicing, PO's, warehousing and POS.
Indigo8 provides software solutions perfect for fashion and wholesale companies of any size. Whether you are just starting out or an established brand we have a system that will meet both your needs and budget. Manage all Style and product information, enter sales orders, consolidate factory purchase orders, track inventory and generate invoices. Indigo8 can also manage your retail point of sale and integrate with your e- boutique. Download our 30 day free trial today. Learn more about Indigo8

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Aptean's suite includes ERP, PLM, Shop Floor Control, EDI Aptean Pay and more.
Aptean Apparel is the premiere fashion supply chain software serving the apparel and soft goods industry. As leaders in state-of-the-art, end-to-end, ERP, PLM and Shop Floor Control fashion software, we combine intuitive, best-in-class technology with a relentless focus on achieving excellence. ERP: Streamline operations, improve financial controls and boost process efficiencies PLM: Eliminate repetitive data entry and turbocharge your product lifecycle SFC: Improve shop floor operations Learn more about Exenta

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
A2000 Apparel Management Software is the best ERP for your fashion business of design, manufacturing, inventory, warehouse, and B2B.
A2000 Apparel Management Software is the best ERP for your fashion business of design, manufacturing, inventory, warehouse, and B2B. An easy-to-use system configurable to your needs, A2000 is designed for apparel, footwear, accessories, cosmetics, jewelry, furnishing and consumer products people. Over 500 B2B and EDI connections are available for supply, and multichannel sales chains. The A2000 teams record is delivering faster growth at lower costs than other ERP systems. Learn more about A2000

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
C-DESIGN PLM is product lifecycle management software that streamlines apparel development.
C-DESIGN PLM is a cloud-based fashion product lifecycle management software. It helps apparel, footwear, and accessories companies centralize product data, manage workflows, and collaborate. The software provides tools to develop tech packs, create line sheets, manage calendars, share files, and track samples. This optimizes product development from concept to production. Key capabilities are integrated Adobe Illustrator plugins, mobile access, custom reporting, and data integration with ERP systems. Learn more about C-DESIGN PLM

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Seamlessly manage your fashion business with our Enterprise Software: ERP, PLM, Business Intelligence, B2B, B2C, WMS, SCM, POS & more.
Designed for 5-500 users, Xperia's COMPREHENSIV ERP Solution has been tailored to expertly manage the complex production and sourcing management requirements of the Fashion Industry. Supports the multi-dimensional characteristics of style, color, size, dimension, options and season. The software incorporates industry-specific business rules and includes powerful BI, WMS, and SCM capabilities, plus PLM, B2B, B2C & POS. Unmatched customer support! Learn more about COMPREHENSIV ERP

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations
Integrated with CorelDRAW suite, it lets users create logos, sports/fashion design & track blueprints based on customer, order or date.
Integrated with CorelDRAW suite, the tool lets users create logos, sports/fashion designs, track blueprints by entering customer, order or date details. Learn more about Product Ranger

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  • CAD Tools
  • Fabric Matching
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout/Print/Cut
  • Fashion Illustrations

Fashion Design and Production Software Buyers Guide

What is fashion design software?

Fashion design software simplifies fashion design, marker and pattern making, cutting, and production planning. These systems make it easier to store and explore design alternatives (e.g., styles, fabrics, colors), and manage production steps including pattern printing, fabric cutting, seam sewing, and shipment delivery. Fashion design software also offers tools for apparel, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories.

Aggregating fashion design software in one software package help fashion companies enhance productivity, increase accuracy, reduce costs, and shorten time to market (TTM).

The benefits of fashion design software

While fashion designers have historically sketched outfits on paper, today’s designers rely on computer-aided design (CAD), which allows:

  • Faster time to market. Design iterations on paper often require designers to start from scratch to make significant changes. On a computer, iterative design upgrades can happen in seconds. Design evolution is easy to see, versions are saved digitally, and designs are instantly shareable with other members of the production team, regardless of physical location.
  • Lower overhead. Design inspiration can be tested on the computer before incurring costs associated with fabric inventory, storage, and model fees. CAD also facilitates highly efficient pattern layout, preventing costly fabric waste.
  • Broader participation. Drawing by hand is a talent not everyone masters. CAD, on the other hand, is a learned skill supplemented by abundant tutorials and documentation. Designers who aren’t confident illustrators on paper can use CAD to make accurate and impressive renderings.

Typical features of fashion design software

While there are many fashion design software options available, few can do everything. While most software options specialize in specific aspects of the design or production process, the majority of products offer one to three of the following features:

  • Computer-aided design: CAD makes it easier to create detailed drawings and technical illustrations for production. CAD is precise, repeatable, extensible, and true-to-life.
  • Digital designs: Digital designs are easier to change and share than hard copies.
  • Pattern creation: Tools that layout fabric patterns. Time-saving functions such as cut, copy, and print quickly duplicate patterns and bring them to life.
  • Design database: Purpose-built databases store patterns, colors, sizes, and decorations to centralize assets and expedite workflow. Central databases are easily accessible for all stakeholders throughout the design, supply, and production chains.
  • Asset editing: Fashion designers can edit existing patterns and designs, expediting revision, approval, and production workflows.

The clothing design software directory lets you filter by feature(s) to only view options that meet your business needs, helping you to quickly narrow your software shortlist.

Considerations when purchasing fashion design software

  • Choose software that makes your business faster. Fashion business models are designed to rush production from the drawing board to the clothing rack in as little as two weeks. Cloth design software can speed up production when integrated with your existing systems, reducing TTM. Look for products with positive reviews for customer service to feel confident that if you have trouble with your software, tech support can get you up and running again quickly.
  • Pick apart your process. Fashion software tends to focus on either design or production. Understand exactly which part of your process needs a boost from software before comparing features, prices, ratings, and reviews. Knowing your production gaps helps pinpoint the best fashion design software for your business.
  • Check the update history. Before investing in any clothing design software, look at how frequently developers have offered updates. If months pass between updates, new features and security fixes may not come quickly in the future. Infrequent updates can even be a sign that a software company is struggling, which is a source of risk if your business depends on that software. Some software providers may even charge for updates, so be sure to thoroughly research update history and frequency before purchasing.
  • Wearables. Wearable technology has entered the mainstream. According to a Capterra research, 54% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are building or plan to build wearable computing into their operations within the next one to two years. Smartwatches, sweatshirts, jackets, shoes, and other apparel/accessories are integrating smart technology. As this marketplace grows, so will competition to offer better technology and more appealing styles. These trends demand complex designs on an accelerating upgrade schedule. Clothing design software are built for this evolving environment. Wearable technology is changing lives, and consumers want clothing and apparel that complements and reflects these changes.