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Alvanon names Ton Wiedenhoff Europe director Beth Wright | 27 Sep 19

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has named Ton Wiedenhoff as executive director of its European operations.


Under Armour digitises size range for 3D avatar fleet Beth Wright | 12 Jul 19

US sportswear giant Under Armour has teamed up with apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon to digitise its fit forms to create a range of 3D digital avatars across sizes running from an infant 0 to men's 5XL.


Is profit a bad thing? The business case for sustainability Beth Wright | 27 Jun 19

With many companies still struggling to find a way forward on sustainability, Jackie Lewis, senior consultant at apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon, suggests there needs to be a hook from a business point of view to motivate change. Here she sets out five steps she sees as key.


Five ways to get a good fit to boost jeans sales Hannah Abdulla | 10 Apr 19

The global jeans market is set to become a US$59.46bn opportunity by 2022. But with so much choice available, how can jeans brands and retailers remain relevant to the consumer? Specialist consultancy Alvanon has put together a 'cheat sheet' for brands, summarising the top five ways to execute great, consistent fit.


Alvanon releases new children's clothing standard Beth Wright | 30 Jan 19

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new size standard for North American children in response to what it called a "seismic shift" in sizing standards for youngsters. 


Fit issues remain in global childrenswear market Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 18

The global childrenswear market is growing, with the US in particular expected to expand – but issues remain around size and fit.


Alvanon opens fashion innovation hub in China Beth Wright | 30 Jan 18

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.


Alvanon adds 3D design and prototyping course Michelle Russell | 13 Dec 17

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.


Survey aims to identify apparel industry skill gaps Leonie Barrie | 13 Oct 17

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.


Alvanon and Browzwear partner on 3D in Hong Kong and China Beth Wright | 13 Sep 17

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. 


Open source is key in the move to new technology tools Beth Wright | 17 Nov 16

While some retailers are already enjoying the benefits of 3D design, virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software, others are still struggling to find the best ways to leverage the potential benefits into their businesses.


Managing change in the move to new technology tools Beth Wright | 25 Oct 16

With the road to implementing new technology often a daunting prospect – be it 3D design and virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software – some of the tips for managing the process include clear communication, honest expectations, and good old-fashioned patience.


Fashion fit for the future – five strategies for speed Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 16

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.


Alvanon appoints Fong as Asia Pacific consultant Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 16

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. 


Quick wins a key part of the 3D virtual design puzzle Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 16

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.


How virtual garments are set to shape fashion retail Leonie Barrie | 13 Jul 16

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.


Texprocess Americas taps into apparel automation John McCurry | 12 May 16

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.


Something’s not right about ‘see now, buy now’ Guest author | 1 Apr 16

Brands need to respond to consumer needs for instant gratification with a strategy for speed – where speed and efficiency in the product development cycle are crucial, warns Alvanon president Ed Gribbin.


C&A extends consistent fit to men's and children's wear Katie Smith | 25 Feb 16

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.


C&A building brand loyalty through consistent fit Leonie Barrie | 16 Nov 15

If proof was needed of the link between consistent garment size and fit and its impact on top-line growth, then look no further than European value fashion retailer C&A – where a 10-month overhaul of fit and product development processes is already paying dividends. Involving the supply base as early as possible has also been one of the keys to success.


Alvanon strengthens advisory capabilities with new hire Katie Smith | 2 Nov 15

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.


Scandinavian tech tour on virtual apparel development Leonie Barrie | 26 Oct 15

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.


Alvanon to drive innovation with new hires Katie Smith | 29 Jul 15

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.


Leveraging the business benefits of 3D virtual design Leonie Barrie | 6 Jul 15

While 3D design and virtual prototyping technology is already well-established in industries like architecture and automotives, the fashion industry is still grappling to find the best ways to leverage its business benefits.


C&A to add "consistently accurate fit" label to garments Leonie Barrie | 1 Jul 15

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.


Alvanon president Ed Gribbin joins IAF board Katie Smith | 13 May 15

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


Turkey’s LC Waikiki invests in strategic fit Leonie Barrie | 16 Mar 15

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.


The Fit Factor: Five rules for reinvention Leonie Barrie | 13 Mar 15

Fashion brands and retailers need to embrace “radical change” in their apparel sizing and fit strategies if they are to remain competitive in a changing environment. And for Alvanon’s Ed Gribbin, there are lessons to be learned from technology giants like Apple.


First apparel size and fit project in the Middle East Leonie Barrie | 24 Feb 15

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.


COMMENT: UK reshoring is far from a done deal Michelle Russell | 18 Feb 15

An increasing amount of hype in recent years has focused on the business of reshoring, including two separate reports in the last week alone. Yet, while industry observers are keen to highlight the opportunities offered by a return of apparel manufacturing to the UK, it seems reshoring is far from a done deal.

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