Alvanon President Ed Gribbin Named to IAF Board

Alvanon, Inc. is delighted to announce that its president, Ed Gribbin, has been named to the board of directors of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) . The announcement was made at IAF’s May 4th board meeting in Frankfurt , Germany by IAF president Rahul Mehta.

The IAF is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, apparel retailers and the supporting industry.  Members include associations from nearly 40 countries representing over 150,000 companies that provide products and services to the apparel industry.

As president of Alvanon, Inc. Ed Gribbin leads its consulting teams around the globe helping apparel industry clients develop and implement robust data driven growth strategies in disciplines ranging from marketing and merchandising to product development and supply chain. He has worked with most of the world’s leading apparel organizations and is widely recognized as the sector’s most eminent authority on strategic apparel practices and processes.

“The IAF is a force for progress throughout the global apparel industry, and I am truly honored to be named to its board of directors” Gribbin says. “I look forward to bringing Alvanon’s knowledge and expertise to IAF’s existing resources in ways that bring a fresh, creative perspective to some of our industry’s most critical issues.  We will work closely with the IAF to spur industry advancements, especially in the areas of supply chain efficiency, marketing and merchandising, product development and sizing and fit.”

In addition to his new role as IAF Board member, Gribbin serves on the Board of Directors of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), and the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA). He is also a member of Fashion Group International, AAFA’s Supply Chain/Product Innovation Council, the International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives, the Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry, ASTM International and the Fashion & Apparel Studies Advisory Board of the University of Delaware .

About Alvanon

Since 2001, Alvanon has leveraged data-driven knowledge to equip leading fashion retailers, brands, designers and manufacturers with world-class growth, customer engagement, product development and supply chain strategies. Alvanon’s global consulting team has worked with the world’s most successful apparel organizations and amassed a wealth of expertise at every level including design, merchandising, marketing, consumer insights, e-commerce, product development, technical design, manufacturing, sourcing, quality, planning, distribution and training. Alvanon helps its clients across multiple apparel sectors in 89 countries achieve top-line sales growth; higher conversion rates, online and in-store; improve full-price sell-throughs; increase speed to market; reduce returns; align product development processes; and optimize sizing and fit strategies. The group operates from its head office in New York , European headquarters in  London and Asian office in Hong Kong . Alvanon also has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Donguan and Shenzhen in  China .

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