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Open source key in move to new technology tools

While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, oth...

Managing change in the move to new tech tools

With the road to implementing new technology often a daunting prospect – be it 3D design and virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle...

Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 2016

The apparel industry has to get faster if it is to remain competitive – and relevant ­– in a rapidly changing environment, according to Ed Gribbin, president at size and fit specialist Alvanon. Speaking at last week's 'Fashion Fit For The Future' event, he set out some strategies and tactics for speed.

Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 2016

While the fashion industry still grapples to find the best ways to leverage the business benefits of 3D design and virtual prototyping tools, some of the tips for building buy-in include inspiring trust in the technology, and identifying quick and obvious wins.

Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 2016

As well as offering new opportunities for apparel design and prototyping, 3D tools also have the potential to change the way retailers and brands interact with their customers.

John Winston | 12 May 2016

Automation and robotics were among the key trends on show at last week's Texprocess Americas exhibition. These industry-changing technologies have the potential to bridge the industry's skills gap, increase productivity in apparel manufacturing, and drive speed to market, according to exhibitors.

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Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 2012

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month. | 28 Aug 2008

With western high street stalwarts like Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Zara, H&M and C&A all setting their sights on China's 700m middle-class consumers, the pressure is on to make sure their investments generate as many sales as possible. Adapting their clothes sizes to Chinese body shapes is one sure way says Janice Wang, CEO of size and fit expert Alvanon.

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Beth Wright | 30 Jan 2018

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has developed a new industry hub in China in a bid to commercialise new technologies and sustainable innovations aimed at transforming the global fashion industry.

Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 2017

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new course dedicated to helping brands and retailers navigate the world of 3D design and prototyping.

Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 2017

What is thought to be the first ever in-depth skills study conducted specifically for the apparel industry has been launched in a bid to identify changes in skills and training throughout the entire supply chain.

Beth Wright | 13 Sep 2017

Digital apparel specialists Alvanon and Browzwear are teaming up in a new strategic regional partnership to offer both fit consulting and 3D apparel design, development and merchandising solutions in Hong Kong and China. 

Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 2016

Apparel and textile industry consultancy Alvanon is strengthening its core fashion advisory capabilities in Asia Pacific with the appointment of May Fong as senior consultant for the region. 

Katie Smith | 25 Feb 2016

As it works to establish a more consistent fit across its entire product range, European fashion retailer C&A is to highlight the changes with special labels on its men's, children's wear and Clockhouse offerings.

Katie Smith | 2 Nov 2015

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has tapped Tracy Woosley to the role of senior consultant, adding the former Target executive in a bid to strengthen its apparel business advisory capabilities.

Leonie Barrie | 26 Oct 2015

A Scandinavian technology tour is being organised next month to bring the very latest 3D virtual and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) innovations to apparel companies in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Katie Smith | 29 Jul 2015

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has announced two executive changes within its strategic innovations research and development facility in Hong Kong, including the promotion of Kevin Campbell to chief technology officer.

Leonie Barrie | 1 Jul 2015

Retailer C&A is to highlight the improved and consistent fit of garments across its size range with special labels on its latest ladies’ wear and denim ranges.

Katie Smith | 13 May 2015

Ed Gribbin, president of apparel size and fit expert Alvanon, has joined the board of the International Apparel Federation (IAF).

Leonie Barrie | 16 Mar 2015

Turkey’s largest independent fashion brand, LC Waikiki, is expanding its investment in technical fit mannequins after identifying consistent size and fit as a key strategy for apparel sales growth.

Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 2015

Fashion retailers Splash and Iconic have launched their first ‘fit’ accredited ranges following what is thought to be the first ever garment sizing, fit and development project carried out in the Middle East.

Michelle Russell | 21 Nov 2014

UK fit specialist Alvanon has launched its latest academic fit and sizing tools that mimic the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women.

Leonie Barrie | 28 Aug 2014

Fit specialist Alvanon is bringing its new sizing and fit workshops to the UK next month in a bid to help fashion executives improve their understanding of the process.

Michelle Russell | 20 Aug 2014

Fit specialist Alvanon has launched its Professional Development Series (PDS) workshops in Hong Kong, designed to offer "world class insight" into best product development and apparel fit practices.

Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2014

Fit specialist Alvanon has developed a new virtual fit form avatar that it says will further increase the speed of the design-to-market process while yielding significant savings in physical fittings and sampling.

Katie Smith | 2 Jun 2014

As part of efforts to restore fashion skills and manufacturing, fit specialist Alvanon has committed over GBP50,000 (US$83,860) worth of technical fit forms and pattern blocks to a garment manufacturer and training centre in the UK.

Richard Woodard | 21 May 2014

Fit specialist Alvanon has launched a fashion industry support programme designed to help restore fashion skills and manufacturing in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Leonie Barrie | 11 Feb 2014

South African retailer Woolworths is embarking on a new nationwide body shape and sizing survey, which it says is the first to take place in the country.

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2013

just-style takes a look at some of the most interesting quotes to have featured in our news and insight in 2013.

Leonie Barrie | 19 Nov 2013

Outdoor performance clothing and footwear specialist Berghaus is taking steps to standardise the sizing and enhance the fit and design lines of its men's and women's garment ranges.

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