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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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CrossFit is Leading To a Huge Revival For a Once-disappearing Fitness Brand

Carolyn Son

Nike has its famous “just do it” slogan, encouraging everyone to work hard to be his or her very best. Under Armour has exploded thanks to its underdog-overcoming-the-odds marketing. But what about Reebok? Click here to read the full story on Business Insider UK.  

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Alvanon’s Ed Gribbin Cites Disruption, Risk-taking as Keys to Advancing Fashion Development, Fit and Speed to Market

Carolyn Son
Jul 29, 2016

Alvanon president and global fashion business authority Ed Gribbin expressed concern over the industry’s slow reaction to the technology demands of “today’s empowered consumers” at the company’s Technology Trends Event seminar, held June 8 at NYC’s Hotel Eventi. The seminar, attended by managers of leading brands, such as Lord & Taylor, J.C. Penney, Calvin Klein […]

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Alvanon’s Ed Gribbin Cites Disruption, Risk-taking as Keys to Advancing Fashion Development, Fit and Speed to Market

Carolyn Son

Comments made at Alvanon’s Technology Trend Event: Selling to Today’s Empowered Consumer   NEW YORK CITY – June 17, 2016 – Alvanon president and global fashion business authority Ed Gribbin expressed concern over the industry’s slow reaction to the technology demands of “today’s empowered consumers” at the company’s Technology Trends Event seminar, held June 8 at NYC’s […]

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Op-Ed: New-Skills to Skirt the Old Ways of Retail

Carolyn Son
Jul 27, 2016

One of the systemic challenges for our industry today is that we have a surplus of similar companies, employing similar people, with similar educational backgrounds, coming up with similar ideas, producing similar things, with similar prices and similar quality. Read the full article on Sourcing Journal

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HKRITA – Innovation and Technology Symposium 2016

Carolyn Son

Date: September 9th Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong HKRITA is hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). We will draw on the research expertise of our host institute and technology partners to serve the highly competitive textiles and clothing clusters in Hong Kong and mainland China. Our core competencies include […]

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