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Alvanon launches new network of Fit Studios

4 March 2020 | Beth Wright

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new network of Fit Studios in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, New York and Shanghai to help designers, fashion brands and retailers achieve the best possible fit for their target demographic.... read more


Asos lowers operational carbon reduction on orders

3 March 2020 | Michelle Russell

Online fast fashion retailer Asos has achieved a 30% reduction in operational carbon emissions per order over the last four years, but says customer delivery remains the most material part of its footprint and is a "continued focus".... read more


Record Black Friday drives better than expected Asos sales

23 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Asos has reported an "encouraging" start to its new financial year as a record Black Friday weekend helped drive a better than expected sales performance with double-digit retail revenue growth.... read more


Asos harnesses augmented reality for fit tool trial

15 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Asos has become the first retailer in Europe to trial a new Augmented Reality (AR) tool that offers consumers a simulated view of a garment in different sizes and on different body types to help drive more informed purchases.... read more


Has Asos taken on too much? What the analysts say

16 October 2019 | Beth Wright

UK online fashion retailer Asos has blamed warehouse issues in the US and EU, along with restructuring costs and slowing international sales for a 68% drop in pre-tax profit to GBP33.1m. The news, analysts say, proves the company has taken on too much with its "overambitious" plans. ... read more


Asos FY profits tumble amid "disruptive" year

16 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Shares in Asos surged by more than 17% this morning (16 October) as the UK-based online fashion retailer reported a "disappointing" full-year performance marred by warehouse automation and restructuring issues.... read more


Alvanon names Ton Wiedenhoff Europe director

27 September 2019 | Beth Wright

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


Asos seeks supplier discount to offset investment costs

21 August 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

UK fashion e-tailer Asos has requested a cut in prices from suppliers to help offset ongoing investments in the business to drive sales and growth.... read more


Asos shares tumble on FY profit warning

18 July 2019 | Beth Wright

Shares in Asos remained down by more than 17% this afternoon (18 July) as the UK-based online fashion retailer reduced its full-year sales and profit expectations.... read more


Under Armour digitises size range for 3D avatar fleet

12 July 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Is profit a bad thing? The business case for sustainability

27 June 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Asos uses augmented reality to launch virtual catwalk

14 June 2019 | Beth Wright

UK online fashion retailer Asos has launched its first augmented reality (AR) experience - ‘Virtual Catwalk’. ... read more


Asos optimistic despite H1 profit plunge

10 April 2019 | Beth Wright

Despite booking what it calls a "disappointing" first-half performance, UK online fashion retailer Asos has posted a double-digit jump in revenues in the period – and continues to far outperform its competitors, according to one analyst.... read more


Asos shares tumble as H1 growth slows

19 March 2019 | Beth Wright

Shares in Asos remained down by more than 8% this afternoon (19 March) as sales growth slowed at the UK-based online fashion retailer in the first half. ... read more


Alvanon releases new children's clothing standard

30 January 2019 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more


Asos and PVH join Global Fashion Agenda

14 January 2019 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos and apparel giant PVH Corp have become the latest strategic partners to join the non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which is working to refocus industry efforts on sustainability in the global fashion system.... read more


Asos harnesses machine learning to tackle fit

20 November 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has launched a new Fit Assistant tool which uses machine learning to provide sizing recommendations for customers based on previous purchases and returns.... read more


Asos among new ZDHC affiliates

14 November 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos is among seven new companies and associates to have committed to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.... read more


Asos bags FY sales and profit hike

17 October 2018 | Beth Wright

Shares in Asos surged by more than 14% this morning (17 October) as the UK-based online fashion retailer posted a GBP500m rise in revenue and a 28% pre-tax profit hike for 2018. ... read more


Fit issues remain in global childrenswear market

9 October 2018 | Michelle Russell

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


Union campaign for Asos workers steps up at UK facility

5 October 2018 | Michelle Russell

GMB, the union for Asos workers, is to step up campaigning activity outside the company’s Barnsley warehouse today (5 October) after the conclusion of a long-running complaint found in its favour.... read more


Fashion brands reaffirm Europe GFA commitment

4 October 2018 | Michelle Russell

Inditex, H&M and Asos have committed to continuing their work on building collective bargaining for garment and footwear workers in Southeast Europe as part of the global framework agreement (GFA).... read more


Asos hosts ethical trade and sustainability summit

26 September 2018 | Beth Wright

Senior representatives from Asos third-party brands including Levis, Adidas, Nike, and PVH are set to attend a conference hosted by the UK online fashion retailer today (26 September), to discuss key issues facing the fashion industry including worker rights, purchasing practices, and transparency.... read more


Asos blames infrastructure investment for sales slowdown

12 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

Asos has blamed investment in a number of key infrastructure projects in the US and Europe for a slowdown in sales in its last quarter as the online fashion retailer lowered its guidance for the full year.... read more


Asos pilots circular fashion training scheme

27 June 2018 | Michelle Russell

Online fashion retailer Asos is piloting a training programme on circular fashion for its designers, in partnership with London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF).... read more


Asos to share slavery risks in key sourcing regions

27 March 2018 | Beth Wright

Asos is to share modern slavery risks in key sourcing regions at a meeting in London today (27 March) and seek a commitment from third-party brands to increase transparency and build capability to tackle modern slavery in the global supply chain.... read more


Asos hosts modern slavery event in Mauritius

22 February 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has partnered with the British High Commission to host an event in Mauritius today (22 February) to discuss ways of tackling modern slavery in the global supply chain.... read more


Alvanon opens fashion innovation hub in China

30 January 2018 | Beth Wright

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.... read more


Asos investment boosts year-end sales performance

25 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos benefited from investment in technology and its ‘try before you buy’ offer to deliver a 30% increase in sales in the final months of 2017.... read more


Asos launches chatbot for Christmas trading

8 November 2017 | Beth Wright

Ahead of the key holiday trading season, and as part of a continued bid to offer the best experience for its customers, UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has developed a chatbot virtual assistant that will help make suggestions for customers shopping for Christmas gifts via Facebook. ... read more


Asos launches UK "try before you buy" service

2 November 2017 | Beth Wright

As part of its continued bid to offer the best experience for its customers, UK-based online fashion retailer Asos is embracing the 'try before you buy' movement with a new service that allows its UK app customers to try any of its 85,000 products at home and only pay for what they want to keep.... read more


Asos international performance boosts record FY earnings

17 October 2017 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has increased its forecast for the year ahead on what it called "record" sales and profit figures for 2017.... read more


Asos pledges to support worker rights across global supply chain

3 October 2017 | Beth Wright

UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has pledged to strengthen workers’ rights across its global supply chain.... read more


Alvanon and Browzwear partner on 3D in Hong Kong and China

13 September 2017 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more


UK manufacturing held back by poor factory safety

24 August 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Bosses at fashion retailers Asos and New Look have called on British factories to improve worker safety so they can consider sourcing more clothing in the country rather than offshore.... read more


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