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PSF 2011: Efficiencies essential to offsetting rising prices

Christa H
Jan 21, 2013

If there’s one certainty facing the apparel sector in the years ahead, it’s that prices are going to rise wherever garments are sourced. That said, supply chain efficiencies are going to be a major driver going forward, with the front end of the process likely to bear the brunt. Click to Listen

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Ten sizing soundbites

Christa H

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 […]

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Alvanon takes pan-regional approach to sizing

Christa H

Retailers looking to expand across European markets are being provided with ‘one size fits all’ mannequins designed from scanning data collated across the region by sizing company Alvanon, whose clients include George, Lacoste, Levi’s and Nike. read the article  

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Alvanon Mannequins Improve Fit for European Shoppers

Christa H

Apparel fit solutions provider Alvanon has launched a new range of fashion “fit‟ forms that will give thousands of fashion designers, brands and retailers the ultimate tool for accurately capturing the predominant European body shape. The new EU standard AlvaForm mannequins, the first of their kind in the world, will increase the percentage of women […]

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Marilyn Monroe hourglass figure? British women are more likely to be a rectangle

Christa H

Alvanon chief executive Janice Wang said: ‘People are frustrated and confused by the different sizes and fits they find on the high street. ‘The industry uses an hourglass figure, which has not changed for many years. read the article  

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The childrenswear challenge

Christa H

Gribbin spoke about how, having collected and analysed statistics on infants and children from the World health Organisation, national health Agencies and various academic studies since 2002, Alvanon has identified that children are gettiing bigger at a much slower rate in Western countries than they are in China. PDF Version

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Finding a measure that’s fit for the right demographic

Christa H

Reading the latest Which? report, “Nine in 10 women ‘annoyed’ by high street sizes”, one is overhelmed with a sense of dejavu. read the article  

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Showcase of EU AlvaForm fit at TI Centenary Conference

Christa H

Using the latest UK and European, EU, body scan data for children from new born to 16 years, Alvanon has incorporated, for the first time, moveable arms into its children’s soft AlvaForm range, a feature that significantly improves the apparel fit process. The innovation will help children’s clothing designers, brands and retailers achieve a current […]

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July 2010 management briefing: Sizing a headache for globalising apparel industry

Christa H

“The question we’re always asked is ‘can we have a global fit’?” explains Ed Gribbin, president of Alvainsight, a division of size and fit specialist Alvanon. “And the answer is unless you’re selling a one-size-fits-all snuggie, there’s no such thing as a global fit.” “Most western brands survive the first couple of years in new […]

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July 2010 management briefing: Growth in the US plus- size market

Christa H

Market researcher Mintel predicts overall apparel sales in the USA will rise to USD30bn in 2011 and by 3.4% in years after, according to its 2009 ‘plus size teens and women’ report. However, the plus-sized market remains under-served by the apparel industry, according to Ed Gribbin, president of Alvainsight, a division of size and fit […]

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