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Why Patagonia Enlisted Alvanon for its Denim Relaunch

Mary Wang
Sep 22, 2016

It’s been little more than a year since Patagonia relaunched its denim collection, a journey that witnessed the brand rework the entire production process of its jeans in an effort to minimize the environmental effect of its supply chain. As part of the relaunch, Patagonia enlisted Alvanon to review statistical data and customer feedback to […]

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Why the fight for plus-size mannequins matters

Mary Wang

It hasn’t been easy for fashion student Nayyara Chue to design clothes for women like herself. Chue, a 22-year-old senior at Parsons School of Design, petitioned the dean of her school to use more plus-size mannequins. The petition, created last spring, garnered more than 8,000 signatures. Read the full story on  CNN Money     […]

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Alvanon’s Simon Fernandes Will Address Technologies Used To Establish Sizing, Brand Growth, And Development At IAF India

Carolyn Son
Sep 19, 2016

NEW YORK CITY – September 19, 2016 – Alvanon Regional Director Simon Fernandes will explore the “Importance of sizing for brand growth and development” at IAF’s 32nd World Fashion Convention, September 27th, 4:00 p.m., Trident Nariman Point Hotel in Mumbai, India. “Among other areas, we’ll examine user friendly online tools that operate with software or algorithms to […]

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Alvanon strengthens core fashion advisory capabilities in Asia Pacific and presents at HKRITA

Mary Wang
Sep 13, 2016

HKRITA talk will address happenings at Under Armour, Adidas and Nike LONDON – September 06, 2016 – Alvanon, the global apparel business expert, has appointed May Fong to the position of senior consultant for the Asia Pacific region. In her new role, Fong will meet with fashion business clients to identify their brand-building and business-growth […]

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Most of the Apparel Industry is Missing Out on a $20 Billion Opportunity

Carolyn Son
Sep 09, 2016

Apparel brands and retailers blaming all their woes on the so-called race to the bottom and consumers’ penny-pinching ways should stop and ask themselves if they’re truly catering to the public. After all, how can shoppers be at fault for not wanting to buy clothes that don’t fit? Don Howard, executive director at fit expert […]

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Industry Voices: Can Sustainability Be Sexy

Carolyn Son
Aug 12, 2016

The social and environmental issues within the fashion industry are well documented. The industry knows it needs to act responsibly and work sustainably for the sake of the millions of workers it employs, not to mention the future of the business itself. We tend to think that fashion is all about change, and yet we […]

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Consumers, Technology and China Market Reshaping Apparel Industry

Carolyn Son

“Ever-increasing customer demands for factors like speed to market and enhanced customer engagement will either propel our businesses to greater prosperity or leave them struggling in the past.” Click here to read Ed Gribbin’s entire interview with WWD.

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Alvanon’s Ed Gribbin to address fashion business needs through 2020 and beyond at Apparel’s Sourcing Summit at MAGIC

Carolyn Son
Aug 02, 2016

NEW YORK CITY – August 2, 2016 – Alvanon president and global fashion business authority Ed Gribbin will join a distinguished panel of industry experts to explore the topic:  “Sourcing 2020: Winning Through a Continuously Evolving Sourcing Strategy” at Apparel’s Sourcing Summit at MAGIC, Las Vegas Convention Center, August 15, 2016.   In addition to his panel […]

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The Research Firms Breathing New Life Into Hong Kong’s Garment Industry

Carolyn Son
Aug 01, 2016

City’s days as a mass clothing manufacturer are long gone, but scientists and entrepreneurs have given it a new role pioneering hi-tech fabrics, mannequins and more for producers worldwide. Click here to read the full article.

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(Re)defining sustainability – Does technology hold the key?

Carolyn Son

Once seen as a niche part of the fashion industry, being eco-conscious has rapidly become one of the hottest ‘topics’ of our time. From luxury fashion houses to fast-fashion retailers, and everything in between – more and more fashion companies are responding to mounting consumer interest and ‘going green.’ Read the full article. →

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