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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fit expert Ed Gribbin calls for radical change at IAF 2014

Attendees to the 30th IAF World Fashion Convention in Medellin, Colombia will have the opportunity to see and hear fit and sizing guru Ed Gribbin explain why radical change must be embraced in order to grow in today’s challenging world fashion environment.

Gribbin is president of Alvanon Inc. (The Apparel Fit Expert), and speaks worldwide on the art and science of fit. His presentation, “Re-thinking, Re-designing, Re-inventing,” will take place Tuesday, September 30th 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hotel Dann Carlton Medellin. His presentation topic is in support of IAF’s overall 2014 convention theme, “Understanding the challenges of the fashion business.”

IAF attendees involved in product development, merchandising and sourcing processes should find Gribbin’s talk of exceptional value.

“Our processes are woefully out of date,” says Gribbin, who points to Apple as a model for revamping the fashion industry’s work methodology. “There is much to be learned from a company like Apple, which continues to design and build products that people universally desire and are never marked down or closed out like most fashion.”

Re-thinking, Re-designing, Re-inventing will address how Apple embraced the fashion industry for inspiration and why the fashion industry should be inspired by Apple, and motivated to radically change how it creates product.

About IAF

The IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, apparel retailers and brands and the supporting industry. IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations from nearly 60 countries representing over 200,000 companies. IAF aims to develop business contacts which foster dialogue and knowledge exchange between individuals active in the global fashion value chain. The annual convention is one of the means to
create this worldwide network.

About Alvanon


Founded in 2001, the Alvanon Group of companies is the global leader in providing full service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry.  In addition to its head office in New York , R&D center in Hong Kong, manufacturing facilities in Donguan and Shenzen in China and regional offices in London and Germany , it also operates through a network of professional apparel sizing and fit specialists worldwide. Alvanon has compiled  the world’s largest database of 400,000 body scans and provides customized fit strategies and product development tools to the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order and corporate clothing suppliers.

Learn more about Alvanon here on the Apparel Search fashion blog:

Alvanon brings Fashion Fit Movement to UK 

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