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DeSL Offers $500,000 Worth of Software to Educational Establishments to Help Boost PLM & Design Skills in the Fashion Industry

November 5, 2012

CARDIFF, Wales, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

DeSL, [http://www.desl.net ] a global company delivering integrated web based
solutions for the Fashion, Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors, announces a new
initiative to help boost Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and design skills in the
fashion industry.

The software allows students to get hands-on experience of the latest software being
used in the industry today, with the intention that it will better equip them for
employment opportunities once they enter the workplace. DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] will
be offering the opportunity for up to five educational establishments to apply for this
initiative and incorporate the software into their educational program.

The Company can count some of the world leading renowned brands amongst its customer
base, including Calvin Klein, VF Corp, Lyle & Scott, Bench, Men’s Warehouse, Nautica -
plus some of the largest fashion manufacturers. Marie McCarthy, Head of Marketing at DeSL
commented, “We are delighted to launch this initiative and help do what we can to support
the career development of tomorrow’s fashion designers and production teams. We plan to
invest a total of $500,000 to enable students to get that all important hands-on
experience. Plus students can be assured that they are working on the latest industry
software, as we are one of the few companies to deliver 100% web enabled solutions built
entirely using Microsoft.Net. Not only does this make our solutions completely flexible,
it gives assurance to our users that they are using solutions developed by the latest
industry software standards.”

Through entering into this initiative, students will also gain access to the powerful
Adobe Illustrator Integrator
[http://www.desl.net/applications/adobe-illustrator-integration ] which was launched by
DeSL to the industry in 2011. This new application enables designers to perform all of
their product management tasks without having to leave Illustrator, therefore removing all
manual and non design related tasks, resulting in 20% reduction in design time.

Marie continued, “The Adobe Illustrator Integrator is currently being adopted by
several world leading fashion brands and is creating a great buzz amongst the fashion
design community, so to get this into the hands of the next generation of designers is
something we are very excited about. All we ask is that those educational institutions who
are interested to participate in this initiative make contact with us and we will speak
with them on a first come first served basis.”

Note to editors

DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] is a global company delivering integrated web based end to
end solutions for the Fashion, Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors. Applications include
PLM [http://www.desl.net/applications/product-lifestyle-management ], ERP
[http://www.desl.net/applications/enterprise-accelerator-erp ], SRM
[http://www.desl.net/applications/supplier-relationship-management-and-sourcing ] and
E-Commerce modules, designed specifically for fashion & footwear companies operating in
retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] is also one of
the few companies to deliver solutions built entirely using the Microsoft. Net framework.

The Company headquartered in the UK has been delivering solutions to the fashion
industry since 2002, customers include some of the world’s most renowned fashion brands
and largest fashion manufacturers. DeSL has a global customer base covering United
Kingdom, United States, Western Europe, China, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Mauritius, Bangladesh
and North Africa.

For more information visit the DeSL website http://www.desl.net

For further details contact :

Marie McCarthy at marie.mccarthy@desl.net, +44(0)2920-894-715


Source: PR Newswire