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Alvanon Launches MOTIF Platform to Foster Online Learning

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The MOTIF e-learning platform will connect apparel industry professionals around the world with the skills and expertise they need to transform their businesses, lives and careers 

New York – October 31st, 2018 – Global fashion innovations company Alvanon is set to launch MOTIF, a unique apparel knowledge and continual e-learning hub that will help solve the skills’ gap within the global apparel industry. Alvanon’s motif.org platform will give apparel industry practitioners online access to training, professional development and mentorship from the industry’s most successful and seasoned professionals.

MOTIF will initially launch with four interactive courses from three course publishers, including Alvanon, Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (TAF.tc) and Pratt’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (Pratt BF+DA). Initial courses on offer are Apparel Costing; Mechanics of Fit;Sustainability in Fashion; and The Fit Form: A Critical Standard for Product Development. Users will be able to complete the courses at their own pace with on-demand videos, interactive exercises and assessments. Future courses will cover topics such as 3D, Sizing, Textiles and Product Development and the course publisher list will quickly expand to include subject matter experts from around the globe. MOTIF also plans to partner with universities and associations as it grows.

“MOTIF’s mission is to empower industry professionals with critical skills to readily apply in their job and to further their careers, as well as helps apparel organizations with onboarding and upskilling training materials and assessment tools suitable for new and old employees. We are tackling a critical industry need that surfaced in our 2018 State of Skills Report,” explained Catherine Cole, Executive Director, MOTIF.

Alvanon enlisted the support of 50 companies, from large brands to specialist players across the fashion supply chain, on their beta platform to test MOTIF courses and the user-learning experience. The end-user feedback was leveraged to fine-tune the design of the motif.org learning environment. Alvanon invites apparel companies and fashion professionals to register and start exploring the optimized online MOTIF courses.

“Education has long been part of the DNA of Alvanon,” explained Janice Wang, CEO, Alvanon. Technology has always been a catalyst for transformation in apparel. Alvanon’s founder Dr. Kenneth Wang was fascinated by the power of technologies to transform the world of sizing, lift limits on creativity and commerce, and open vast new horizons of opportunity.” She added, I’m delighted to announce the launch of MOTIF – it uses the most advanced technologies to deliver an e-learning environment that will develop and nurture the skills our industry so desperately needs and will help future proof businesses in a rapidly evolving world.”

To learn more about specific course content and materials please visit motif.org

About Alvanon

Alvanon is a global innovations company shaping the future of fit. When Alvanon was founded in 2001 it was focused on solving the sizing and fit challenges inherent in the apparel industry. It has since evolved into a global company, shaping the future of fit through modern technology and an innovative data-driven approach. Today, Alvanon operates as advisor across 89 countries to many of the world’s leading apparel organizations – helping them improve their fit and engage more intimately with the modern-day consumer. www.alvanon.com

About MOTIF  

MOTIF is the apparel knowledge hub that connects professionals around the world with the skills and industry expertise they need to transform their businesses, lives and careers. MOTIF tackles the industry need for evolving skill sets and continuous professional development. Its educational and training platformmotif.org comprises online training in important industry topics across the supply chain that cover fundamental, technical, business and creative skills. MOTIF is working with top industry practitioners from around the world, to develop world-class courses that can be accessed from anywhere, at anytime. www.motif.org

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