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PEARL iZUMi Enables Sustainability with Centric PLM

Centric Software® is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, PEARL iZUMi.

Originally founded in 1950 in Japan, PEARL iZUMI is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado. The focus of the company is on cycling gear, footwear and sustainable casual apparel. Being in the bike business is good for the planet and PEARL iZUMi has a strong belief in doing business the right way.

Sustainability is encompassed in a three-pronged approach:

  • 90% of products made from sustainable materials in 2022.
  • Reach net positive carbon neutrality by 2025.
  • Reduce packaging.

Looking to reduce waste is part of the strategy to achieve their goals. Centric Software’s modern and innovative PLM solution is just what PEARL iZUMi was seeking. Detailed tracking of materials and fabrics in PLM have made it possible for the company to get within striking distance of their 90% sustainable product goal this year. Matthew Kent, Materials Developer at PEARL iZUMi says, ““Thanks to Centric’s ability to separate out materials and details, we can track materials down to a garment level.”

With the granularity of the detail attainable in Centric PLM, product developers are now able to determine whether or not a product will meet the eco-friendly goals in the design and development phase. If it doesn’t, product developers can tweak the materials until it does.

Read what else Kent and his colleagues have to say about sustainability and how Centric’s technology is facilitating Pearl iZumi’s social purpose.

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