SupplyCompass has announced the launch of a new, free, moodboard tool aimed at collating and sharing collection inspiration during COVID-19, in the bid to help fashion brands collaborate around the globe.
With businesses across the country largely working from home as a result of the pandemic, technology and team management tools are now vital in order to maintain some level of 'business as usual'.
SupplyCompass, a design and production platform for fast-growing fashion brands, states that the new SupplyCompass Moodboard Tool solves the issue of disjointed teams and clunky existing design processes by creating a centralised place for design teams to build new collections. Secondly, the moodboard tool allows brands to share ideas with their factory partners as well as their team, thus bringing the supply chain into the ideation phase. Both of these aspects will help to drive efficiencies in the fashion supply chain and help all parties design better, together.
All fashion brands need to do is sign up to supplycompass.com, create moodboards and upload images, share with their team, annotate and comment, and then share and collaborate with their factories. The platform is free-to-use during COVID-19, for at least the next six months, when it will become part of a subscription package.
SupplyCompass Co-Founder, Flora Davidson, says, "In this unusual time where teams are having to work from home, we realised fashion brands were using all sorts of collaboration tools and video conferencing software for some parts of the business (like Slack and Google Drive) – but not tools specifically designed for the unique needs of fashion brands. It's hard pulling ideas together for next season when you're not all in the same place; ideas tend to live in multiple places, including different documents and individual desktops.
"That's why we decided to create a tool specifically for fashion brands to help them design together, without being together. The SupplyCompass Moodboard Tool provides an easy way to create, save, share and collaborate on ideas and collections, wherever you are. Whilst working from home, design teams can annotate and comment collectively, and no inspiration is lost. As everyone's input is captured in one place, in the cloud, this new tool provides a single source of truth in the design-to-delivery process – thus driving efficiencies.
"It's likely we're on the cusp of huge behavioural change in the industry. This presents an opportunity for real change and transformation of the fashion industry – something which can only happen with the right combination of technology and collaboration."