Les Enphants

“Collection planning is now faster, prototyping is faster and we are more cost competitive.”

Under pressure to keep up with the pace of fast fashion and e-commerce, Les Enphants’ needed to shorten the time it took to get new products to market. The Shanghai-based childrenswear company worked with Lectra to implement a PLM system that improved collaborative workflow between its design and development teams, cut down on errors and repetitive tasks, and gave them better visibility over the entire collection development process.

  • Les Enphants uses Lectra Fashion PLM software to improve collaborative workflow between design and product development teams, for a faster, more streamlined collection development process.


LocationShanghai, China


Les Enphants has always strived to provide its pint-sized clientele with playful designs and functional clothing that put quality and comfort first, but the pressures of the fast-fashion marketplace, and increased consumer demand following China’s new two-child policy, were making this increasingly difficult. The company needed to speed up its process and produce a wider variety of styles, but keep its costs low enough to avoid pricing itself out of the market.


Les Enphants used Lectra Fashion PLM to share product information across departments, giving the company better visibility over its entire process and facilitating a more collaborative workflow. They also built and housed an extensive library of basic pattern templates within the product lifecycle management platform, speeding up the time it took to develop new collections and cutting down on errors from even the most junior designers. “Collection planning is now faster, prototyping is faster and we are more cost competitive,” says Céline U, Head of Merchandising.

”Lectra Fashion PLM helps our designers save a lot of time on repetitive tasks so that they have more time to be creative.”

Shi Mei Hua, Design Manager, Les Enphants


  • Design

    Gives designers the means to take creative ideas to reality.

    Simple and effective apparel- specific tools cut down the time needed to create new styles and carry over bestsellers.

  • Product lifecycle management

    Creativity, quality, and control.

    Supports a native apparel process with embedded fashion knowledge, integrated fashion and textile design, incorporated product development and 3D virtual sampling.

  • Product devolopment

    Lectra's pattern making solution.

    Developed to meet industry demands for shorter lead times, perfect fit, and streamlined development.

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