12 May: Virtual Workshop | Deciphering Non-Gendered/Unisex ApparelMay 12th 2021 / Virtual Workshop | Deciphering Non-Gendered/Unisex Apparel
Deciphering Non-Gendered/Unisex Apparel | Virtual Workshop
This is a virtual workshop conducted via Zoom. The link will be sent out closer to the event date along with further information and directions.
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT
*Includes 3% service fee.
Meet the Consultants
Don HowardExecutive Director, Consulting
Don Howard has over 30 years’ experience in apparel retail, design and manufacturing . He joined Alvanon in 2010 as a consultant and was named Executive Director in 2013 to head its global team of consumer insight and business strategists.
Emily Robertson-HoodSenior Consultant
Our Lead Fit Whisperer, Emily, for 20+ years, has led teams of Engineers, QA, Patternmakers, Graders, and Technical Developers in the fit, construction and global manufacturing of apparel products ranging from denim to down. She has led teams at Levi Strauss & Co., Lands’ End and Eddie Bauer. She developed her own line of apparel and sold it from her retail location, so understands the problems facing both a global business as well as the small independents.
Tracy RickertSenior Consultant
For 20+ years Tracy has led teams in apparel retail, design, engineering, and sourcing. At Alvanon, she works with global clients to improve the fit of apparel and improve efficiencies and profitability in product development.
Full Workshop Agenda
This is a three-hour, interactive, technically-focused, virtual workshop focused on non-gendered/genderless apparel. We will explore the following content:
Defining Differences and Goals for Unisex and Gender-Neutral apparel
_ Language matters: definitions in the marketplace
_ Brand business objectives
_ Marketplace overview: who is doing what
Technical Execution: Challenges and Practicalities
_ Let’s talk about the human body
_ Size and grading considerations
_ Size labeling
The Mechanics of Fitting
_ How 3D technology can support fitting
_ Bringing the team to the same fit vision
_ Design for maximum wearability