“The Fashion and Apparel industry is constantly looking for ways to optimize the product development process, and that is driving more and more products to be prototyped digitally.” said Asaf Landau, CEO of Optitex. “Our partnership with Alvanon highlights the industry’s evolution into the digital arena, with the world’s leading size and fit experts supplementing their existing physical tools with virtual ones. We are proud that they are doing so in Optitex’s 3D environment, and are happy to be collaborating with such industry leaders.”
New York, June 12th, 2014 – Optitex, a leading 2D & 3D CAD and virtual prototyping software provider and Alvanon, the global leader in integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry, announced today a collaboration that will enable apparel and fashion companies to use a digital version of their custom-designed Alvanon body forms in Optitex’s cutting-edge 3D Suite.
By bringing 100% accurate AlvaForm avatars into Optitex’s 3D environment, the resulting solution will offer a viable, realistic, and highly cost-effective virtual alternative to traditional product prototyping and development.
Optitex develops innovative, user-friendly 2D and 3D CAD solutions for all cut-fabric and fashion-related industries. Optitex solutions are designed to facilitate collaboration among partners throughout the manufacturing process. Optitex is also active in e-commerce, providing online sales tools to promote branding and customer loyalty. As the industry standard, Optitex is a cornerstone of design training with installations in universities and educational centers worldwide. Optitex products are sold and supported around the world through certified distributors and OEMs.
Founded in 2001, the Alvanon Group of companies is the global leader in providing full service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry. From its head office in New York, operations center in Hong Kong and operating offices in the UK and Germany, Alvanon 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. In addition to its Virtual AlvaForm, designed for use on multiple product development and prototype platforms, Alvanon’s world class fit tools include its technical fit AlvaForms and AlvaBlock pattern templates. Alvanon’s fit offer is based on the world’s largest database of 300,000 body scans and supported by the unparalleled expertise, products and services provided by its global team of dedicated sizing and body shape professionals.