Alvanon equips apparel retailers, brands, designers and manufacturers with world-class growth, customer engagement, product development and supply chain strategies. Its team of apparel business and product development experts have worked with the world’s largest and most successful apparel organizations and amassed an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and expertise on people, processes and supply chain alignment; best practice product development; and customer engagement and retention. Its unique domain expertise enables it to deliver practical ‘real world’ solutions, recommendations, advice and the technical tools to help each client company achieve their growth objectives and business goals.
Alvanon was founded in 2001 by the late Dr Kenneth Wang. As a medical practitioner he applied his knowledge of human anatomy to develop the world’s first technical ‘fit’ mannequin to be based on 3D shape data of real consumers. Dr. Wang’s innovative, data-driven solution revolutionized the way commercial apparel is sized and fitted. With over 65,000 of its technical fit forms installed in the global apparel industry’s top brands and retailers, it is the largest supplier of fit tools in the world.
It has a head office in New York, European headquarters in London and Asian office in Hong Kong. Alvanon also has manufacturing facilities and a strategic innovations R&D department in Donguan, China. Innovation is a strategic investment area for the company. Its R&D department has grown from two executives in 2011 to 17 in 2015, six of whom are dedicated to advanced software development projects for consumer-facing and retail business solutions.
Alvanon has over 200 employees in its Asian manufacturing and R&D operations and a further 70 dedicated apparel business and product development experts around the world. Alvanon experts work with clients in 89 countries ranging from the largest global omnichannel retail groups and brands through to leading academic institutions and fledgling designers. Alvanon has conducted the apparel industry’s largest ever 3D consumer body shape scan surveys in 20+ countries and has compiled the world’s largest data base of over 400,000 detailed 3D body scans.
Alvanon clients comprise the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order and corporate clothing companies. Clients include such high profile names as Barbour, C&A, Diesel, Levi Strauss & Co., Littlewoods (and Very), Marks & Spencer and Nike.
Alvanon also has a global mentoring and charitable arm where it donates expertise, time and its world class product development tools to companies, designers and associations committed to restoring manufacturing hubs and skills in ‘local’ markets.