The new AlvaForm Hohenstein Series of technical fit fashion mannequins has been launched to help garment suppliers to make better fitting clothes for 30 to 50 year-old consumers in Germany and Northern and Eastern Europe.

Developed by Alvanon in close collaboration with German research and testing institution the Hohenstein Institute, the mannequins are based on 3D body scan measurements and health data from over 25,000 men and women aged between 30 to 55 in Germany and Northern/Eastern Europe.

The goal is to improve the fit experience for consumers as well as boosting conversion and sell-through rates for retailers, reducing returns and increasing consumer brand loyalty.

Implementing the new standard-based AlvaForm Hohenstein Series into the product development process can also help deliver more consistent and efficient production and execution of fit for brands and retailers in their factories and throughout their global supply chains.

The latest series complements the EU Series of technical fit forms launched by Alvanon in 2011 for the younger 20 to 35 year-old consumer demographic.

The company's latest AlvaForm ranges also include a Chinese woman soft stand, US missy half stand, EU series male and toddler stands, Shape GB children's stand, global plus women's stand, men's tailoring half stand, and a swimwear/lingerie torso stand.