New global survey identifies knowledge gaps in fashion industry — 57% of respondents struggling to fill skilled roles creating a digital skills gap
Leading global fashion e-learning platform MOTIF in collaboration with Alvanon has partnered with 19 leading apparel organizations* to conduct a global skills survey to take the pulse of the fashion industry and assess the level of investment in skills by apparel professionals and companies. The results are revealed in ‘The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020’ special report, that represents the views of 900 apparel professionals from across the value chain.
For businesses working to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, investment in new skills will be crucial given rising economic pressures, new customer expectations and behaviors, and a challenging and uncertain retail environment. With MOTIF’s ‘State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020’ report finding new competencies lay around being able to manage digital libraries, data science skills, virtual product sampling and of course proficiency in using the tools themselves.