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Just-Style Webinar: Success in Today’s Plus-Size Market

Carolyn Son
Nov 14, 2017

  The plus-size market presents a massive growth opportunity for apparel brands and retailers. However, relatively few are rising to the particular challenges of this dynamic sector. There is no shortage of surveys, obesity data and financial metrics to quantify the opportunities that exist in plus sizes not only in the US but many other […]

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Conversations: Alvanon & BodiData

sydney schroen
Jul 28, 2017

 11th May 2017   Continuing our collection of interviews with innovative entrepreneurs and thought leaders for 2017, we recently talked with Janice Wang, CEO of Alvanon, and Tuoc Luong, CEO of BodiData. Janice and Tuoc took some time out to talk openly about their recent partnership and what this means for the industry, about working in […]

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Alvanon Awards Bursaries to Fashion Enter Students

sydney schroen

LONDON, 9th January 2017   Five students at Fashion Enter’s garment manufacturing training centre in North London have been awarded £1,500 bursaries by Alvanon, the Global Apparel Business Expert. The bursaries are being used to fund the students’ participation in Fashion Enter courses that are essential to becoming professional patternmakers, technical designers and sewers.   Click here to read the full […]

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Accelerating Speed In An ‘Industry 4.0’ World!

sydney schroen
Jun 21, 2017

June 2017 Brands and retailers need to fundamentally re-invent how they create products and launch them in the market at earliest if they want to compete for the attention of an increasingly fickle and rapidly changing consumer sentiments. Ed Gribbin, President, Alvanon Inc. suggests some of the ways by which retailers can sustain in a […]

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President’s Foreword | Ed Gribbin

Carolyn Son
Feb 03, 2017

When each of the last six years began and we recovered, albeit slowly, from the worst recessions in over seventy years, we still had a pretty good idea of what to expect. We were able to accurately predict stagnant household incomes, gradually improving employment percentages, rising wages in China, and low, single digit growth for […]

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5 supply chain management tips

Mary Wang
Nov 16, 2016

Let’s imagine you’re the chief executive of XYZ plc, a company that makes trainers. The global market for trainers has grown by more than 40 per cent since 2004 to around $55 billion a year and so there’s plenty of scope here. However, XYZ will have to rethink every link in its supply chain. “The […]

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Alvanon’s Ed Gribbin to address at SPESA forum

Mary Wang
Oct 27, 2016

Alvanon, a global apparel business and product development consultancy, has announced that the company’ president and fashion business authority, Ed Gribbin, will address attendees at the SPESA Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference 2016 and act as moderator at the SPESA Executive Conference, to be held from November 3 to 5, 2016, in US. Continue with […]

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Managing change in the move to new technology tools

Mary Wang
Oct 25, 2016

With the road to implementing new technology often a daunting prospect – be it 3D design and virtual prototyping tools or product lifecycle management software – some of the tips for managing the process include clear communication, honest expectations, and good old-fashioned patience. Click here to read the full article.

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A Fitting Project: With a focus on incorporating technology into the design process, one YPOer has disrupted the apparel industry

Mary Wang

Inside the Palais Garnier, the home of the Paris Opera Ballet, is a labyrinth of workshops devoted to the creation of the troupe’s costumes. When Janice Wang (YPO Pearl River Delta), CEO of Alvanon, a global apparel business consultancy, toured the 19th-century theater in 2014, she appreciated the craftsmanship, technical skill and professional passion of […]

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Fashion fit for the future – five strategies for speed

Mary Wang

The apparel industry has to get faster if it is to remain competitive – and relevant ­– in a rapidly changing environment, according to Ed Gribbin, president at size and fit specialist Alvanon. Speaking at last week’s ‘Fashion Fit For The Future’ event, he set out some strategies and tactics for speed. For a detailed list of the […]

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