Our apparel consultants are subject matter experts that specialize in product development process, speed-to-market, sizing and fit strategy, technical design, supply chain product execution, and professional development and focused training sessions.
The Alvanon Consulting team are apparel professionals from every corner of the industry. As subject matter experts, they hold deep industry knowledge of garment sizing and fit and how it impacts an organization, the supply chain, and, most importantly, the consumer, in a digital world.
Apparel sizing and fit impacts every part of the apparel life cycle. At Alvanon, we focus on the underlying body, onto which apparel is created. We translate all available, relevant data into actionable results and strategies and develop tools for standardization to enable sizing and fit consistency over time.
The Road to Standardization
Sizing and repeatable fit consistency are age old industry challenges that many brands face and for which they're seeking solutions. We've sequenced the elements of sizing standardization and offer a range of comprehensive solutions.VIEW DETAILS (EN)
Core Body Development & Fit Standard ValidationDeliverables: Core Size Virtual AlvaForm and Core Size Physical AlvaForm
A Fit Standard Validation is a comprehensive review of a brand’s corporate apparel fit standard compared to it's target demographic.
This review helps determine whether the fit standard is still valid and whether or not improvements can be made. The review includes an analysis of fit forms/avatars, fit models, size charts, size ranges, key garment growth intervals, sales by size, and alpha-numeric size correlations in the context of the target customer demographic and the competitive market landscape to recommend the ideal Fit Standard.VIEW DETAILS (EN)
Detailed Body Growth Chart & Virtual AlvaForm Size SetsDeliverables: Specs & Charts Full Size Set - Actual Images of Bodies and Forms
The Body Growth Chart is the foundation for 3D, Virtual AlvaForms. A full Body Growth Chart starts with the key growth intervals from the size chart, identified in the Fit Standard Validation, and incorporates data to develop up to 30 detailed measurements that indicate how bodies get bigger and smaller relative to your standard base size.
The Body Growth Chart can be used to develop Virtual Size Set AlvaForms and provide a basis for Garment Grade Development.
The Virtual AvalForm ensures consistency in fit and size at every level of the design, development, production, and quality processes. They enable garment designers and technologists to create, develop, fit, and share their designs on avatars developed based on the brand’s target consumer population and core size.VIEW DETAILS (EN)
Garment Grade Rule GuidelinesDeliverables: Garment Grade Rule Guidelines
Garment Grade Guidelines are developed based on your target demographic and target size range and can help brand’s standardize grading methodology and implementation thereof.
A Standard Grading project will deliver: a Detailed Body Growth Chart Points of Measure, Garment Grade Rule Guidelines for Key Fit Points of Measurement, a visual sample of grading methodology for tops and bottoms, and testing protocol instructions.
The Garment Grade Rule Guidelines brochure is coming soon.VIEW DETAILS (EN)
Standard Blocks for Standard Series AlvaFormsDeliverables: AlvaBlocks
Standard Series Blocks are base level patterns created specifically for AlvaForms and are the cornerstone of a standardized product development process. These pattern templates address key parameters that ensure garments are perfectly balanced and technically well-fitted.
Inaccuracies are the primary reason why development samples are rejected. During the product development process, Standard Blocks are used to create the best fitting style pattern for the AlvaForm. The AlvaForm is used as the fit standard for sample evaluation. Standard Blocks ensure your vendor base has the right tools to create accurate fit samples the first time, resulting in a shortened product development timeline.VIEW DETAILS (EN)
Standard AlvaformsDeliverables: Physical AlvaForms, Virtual AlvaForms, 3D Size Sets The AlvaForm
The AlvaForm is the ideal fit tool designed to accurately represent the size and shape of your customer, sculpted by experts who understand human anatomy and physiology.Alvanon Standard Series
The Alvanon Standard Series is a collection of regionally-specific sizing standards, developed by Alvanon's expert team of Consultants and Modelers using a combination of proprietary body scan data and global body, demographic, and population studies and data. Physical and Virtual AlvaForms are built using these standards.VIEW DETAILS (EN)
Professional Development Series
Alvanon’s Professional Development Series (PDS) is a unique fashion apparel industry training workshop designed to update the knowledge, skill sets, and proficiencies of the creative and technical professionals in an organization.View Details
A series of comprehensive workshops providing practical hands-on skills for anyone working with apparel product. If you have any questions contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.View Details
Images of some of our past workshops