Apparel Sizing and Fit Solutions

APPAREL SIZING AND FIT SOLUTIONS

 

Apparel sizing and fit impact every part of the apparel lifecycle, from design to manufacturing, to the shop floor. Since its inception, Alvanon has been devoted to assisting the apparel industry’s product development process by leveraging its proprietary technology with its scientific understanding and expertise of apparel sizing and apparel fit.

Alvanon offers a unique 360-degree approach, employing cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies formulated through expert business practices, to assist its clients’ custom needs in the following areas:

Our apparel fit solutions provide a comprehensive approach to solving the misperceptions in apparel fit by facilitating every stage of the process, increasing internal and external efficiency and decreasing overall speed to market. Our team of apparel fit and product development consultants offer strategic and practical ‘real world’ solutions to solving issues with apparel fit and sizing among top retailers, brands, designers and apparel manufacturers around the world.

What is a standard of fit? Why is it important?

Alvanon’s Core Apparel Sizing and Fit Solutions

The assessment entails a comprehensive evaluation and assessment designed to quantify how well a brand’s current product, apparel size specifications, and grade rules match the apparel fit requirements of current and target customers in virtually any global market. The assessment identifies key areas of potential sales growth and operational improvements, based on apparel fit.

Corporate Fit Assessment

The assessment entails a comprehensive evaluation and assessment designed to quantify how well a brand’s current product, apparel size specifications, and grade rules match the apparel fit requirements of current and target customers in virtually any global market. The assessment identifies key areas of potential sales growth and operational improvements, based on apparel fit.

Fit Process Assessment

The Alvanon fit process assessment includes a detailed review of an organization’s business processes, procedures, and structure as they relate to apparel fit. This information maps the brand’s current processes and compares them to applicable global industry best practices. The objectives are to reduce product development timeliness and cost structure, and enable more consistent and efficient execution of a brands’ corporate apparel fit standard.

‘Fit’ Marketing Plan Development

Our marketing plan development stage requires an assessment of how a brand educates, communicates and markets apparel fit and/or fit characteristics to customers, associates and retail partners. The deliverable is a strategic plan with detailer’s tactical recommendations for improving communication and marketing apparel fit for growth and competitive advantage.

Fit Standard Validation

During the fit standard validation step, Alvanon reviews the brand’s corporate apparel fit standard, including size chart, range, core size, fit model, fit form, key grade intervals and alpha-numeric size correlations in the context of the brand’s target customer demographic and the competitive market landscape.

Core Body Development

Develop ideal fit form specifications, including detailed measurements, posture and shape characteristics, to optimize fit for the brand’s target customer demographic.

  1. Create a custom measurement and shape profile for key points of measure for you core size body
  2. Create 3-D virtual body screenshots highlighting key posture and shape characteristics
  3. Follow-up consultation as required through fit form development process

Body Shape Analysis

During the body shape analysis, we reviews the client’s current target customer demographic compared to the appropriate Alvanon database; presents the total customer distribution over the range of body shapes. Alvanon provides strategic recommendations on fitting and marketing to the brand’s key primary and secondary shapes for their target population.

Demographic Measurement Study

We compile comprehensive data of key body points of measure for a client’s target demographic in a specific country/region, developed from analysis of Alavnon and/or other appropriate body measurement databases. Alvanon has partnered with various Sizing Research Organization (and academics) globally – ASTM, Shape GB, Hohenstein, Size Mexico, Size North America, NC State, Cornell University among others and regularly includes this data in it’s measurement databases, giving more breath and depth to Alvanon’s apparel sizing and fit solutions. The purpose of Alvanon’s apparel sizing and fit solutions consulting is to get your in-house and cross functional teams on the same page, so that they can understand, connect and collaborate to produce consistent and accurate apparel fit product for your customers. This means brands are to design garments that fit customers more-often, achieving greater customer satisfaction, brand loyalty and full price sell-through with lower returns and markdowns.

Alvanon’s AlvaInside Fit Certification

AlvaInside is the world’s first professional accreditation dedicated to recognizing and certifying apparel fit consistency. It is awarded to top fashion retailers, brands and designers who meet specific criteria established by Alvanon that demonstrate excellence within four general areas of evaluation.

  1. Customer Demographic Analysis
  2. Standard of Fit Strategy
  3. Product Development and Supply Chain Execution
  4. Training and Professional Development

Think you have all your checkpoints covered for fit consistency? Review our checklist to ensure you have optimized all the fundamental areas that critically affect the apparel fit consistency of your products and discover the areas of opportunity where you can enhance them.

 

Alvanon’s Guide to Fit Consistency

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