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US: Alvanon appoints Gribbin to president post

10 January 2011 | just-style.com

Apparel sizing specialist Alvanon has appointed Ed Gribbin as its new president. ... 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

Alvanon appoints Fong as Asia Pacific consultant

7 September 2016 | Michelle Russell

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. ... read more

Texprocess 2013: Technical fit forms for older EU demographic

10 June 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

US: Alvanon launches lingerie/swimwear fit mannequin

24 July 2013 | Petah Marian

Fit specialist Alvanon is set to launch a technical fit mannequin that better mimics the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women. ... read more

ITALY: New luxury line Uman in fitting deal with Alvanon

22 June 2009 | just-style.com

Uman, a new Italian luxury men’s concept that has just been launched by the former boss of the Brioni fashion house, has used the latest sizing tools to perfect the fit of its clothes.... read more

US: Alvanon launches AlvaForm Studio fashion fit tool

22 May 2012 | Katie Smith

Apparel fit specialist Alvanon has launched a technical fit mannequin for small companies and designers based on its 'US Missy Standard' generated from 3D body scans of real US consumers.... read more

NEW ZEALAND: Icebreaker implements new fit system with Alvanon

11 December 2012 | Petah Marian

New Zealand-based outdoor wear company Icebreaker has collaborated with fit specialist Alvanon to develop a new fit and grading system for its garments. ... read more

US: Alvanon drives "Fashion Fit Movement"

21 May 2014 | Richard Woodard

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.... 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

UK: Berghaus standardises men's and women's sizing

19 November 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Alvanon strengthens advisory capabilities with new hire

2 November 2015 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

Alvanon president Ed Gribbin joins IAF board

13 May 2015 | Katie Smith

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

Alvanon to drive innovation with new hires

29 July 2015 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

Turkey’s LC Waikiki invests in strategic fit

16 March 2015 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

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

US: Retailers must tap into changing Chinese body shapes

14 August 2008 | just-style.com

Selling clothes in China requires just half the number of sizes to reach the same percentage of the population as in the US, according to the results of China's largest ever body measurement study.... read more

just-style management briefing: Sizing a growing population

1 September 2011 | Karryn Miller

It is a no-brainer that factors such as age, diet culture, and exercise all contribute to a person's size; yet sizing research over the years shows there is a link between how tall or wide a person is and the decade of their formative years.... read more

US: New fashion fit tools based on "real" US women

29 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

A new range of fashion sizing and fit tools based on the dominant body shape of "real" US women has been developed to help brands and retailers design and deliver better-fitting clothes.... read more

AUSTRALIA: Retailer Target launches sizing survey

19 April 2012 | Petah Marian

Australian general merchandise retailer Target today (19 April) announced plans to scan up to 20,000 people as part of efforts to identify and analyse the dominant body shapes and measurements of its customers.... read more

US: Alvanon adds plus-size women's apparel fit forms

27 July 2012 | Leonie Barrie

A new tool to help fashion designers, apparel makers and retailers create well-fitting plus-size women's wear has been launched by fit specialist Alvanon Inc.... read more

EUROPE: Moveable mannequins boost children’s wear fit

14 January 2011 | just-style.com

Apparel fit expert Alvanon has used the latest body scan data for children to develop its range of children’s European ‘design and fit’ mannequins.... read more

Ten sizing soundbites

3 August 2010 | Leonie Barrie

As part of the July management briefing on 'Size matters,' just-style spoke with Ed Gribbin, president of Alvainsight, a division of size and fit specialist Alvanon. Below are ten sizing soundbites from Gribbin that show just how important size and fit issues are in helping brands and retailers maintain a competitive edge and build their businesses in new and existing markets.... read more

JAPAN: Alvanon expands with new 'fit form' deal

8 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Apparel fit expert Alvanon is expanding into Japan after signing an exclusive distribution deal with Kiiya, the country's leading fit form supplier.... read more

UK: Girlguiding UK shapes up uniforms with Alvanon

4 October 2012 | Leonie Barrie

The UK's largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, Girlguiding UK, has received a body shape analysis, new garment grading guidelines and fit strategy for its clothing from apparel fit and size expert Alvanon.... read more

FRANCE: New fit forms based on size survey results

20 October 2008 | just-style.com

Fashion brands operating in the French market have a new tool to create better fitting clothes for their target customers with the launch of a series of body forms representing the most up-to-date sample sizes of French men and women.... 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

UK: Morrisons commits to Nutmeg children's wear fit

22 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

The new Nutmeg children's wear brand launched by supermarket retailer Morrisons has invested in a range of technical fit mannequins to help communicate with its suppliers.... read more

GERMANY: New fit mannequins for northern Europe

17 April 2013 | Richard Woodard

A new range of technical fit mannequins has been developed to help garment suppliers to make better fitting clothes for consumers in Germany and across Northern and Eastern Europe.... read more

UK: Supergroup to roll out new body size standards

30 April 2013 | Petah Marian

UK retailer Supergroup is planning to implement a new core body size standard and fit strategy for its Superdry brand. ... read more

HONG KONG: Alvanon launches 'product fit' workshop series

20 August 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

UK: Fashion fit and sizing workshops set for next month

28 August 2014 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

SOUTH AFRICA: Woolworths begins national sizing survey

11 February 2014 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

UK: Alvanon unveils sizing and fit training programme

17 July 2013 | Katie Smith

Fit specialist Alvanon has launched a global training programme to help product design and development teams achieve better and more consistent garment fit - providing them with a competitive edge.... read more

Something’s not right about ‘see now, buy now’

1 April 2016 | Guest author

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.... read more