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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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IAF World Fashion Convention 2016

Carolyn Son

Date: September 26-28 Location: Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Mumbai, India The ‘IAF India Summit 2016’ will bring together some of the leading industry stakeholders across the value chain to deliberate and present insights into various opportunity areas – covering the entire spectrum from manufacturing to technology to branding and retailing. Each IAF Convention has as one […]

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MAGIC Apparel Sourcing Summit 2016

Carolyn Son
Jul 22, 2016

Apparel’s Sourcing Summit at MAGIC attracts a big crowd looking for a big deliverable — expert insights on today’s most relevant sourcing challenges, risks, opportunities and solutions. Date: August 15th Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Featured Panelist: Ed Gribbin Discussion Topic: Sourcing 2020: Winning Through a Continuously Evolving Sourcing Strategy Click here for more information.

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