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PCIAW® ‘Sizing/Wardrobe Management’ Webinar in Partnership with Gerber Technology

July 28, 2020
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PCIAW® ‘Sizing/Wardrobe Management’ Webinar in Partnership with Gerber Technology Wednesday 5th August, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

The PCIAW® are thrilled to be holding our ‘Sizing/Wardrobe Management’ Webinar, in partnership with Gerber Technology, on Wednesday 5th August 2020 and will run from 2:00pm-3:30pm. 

In the professional clothing industry, one size does not fit all. The PCIAW® have been contacted by our members from across the globe, who want to share their brilliant innovations to tackle the problem of sizing. 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the topic of sizing has been more predominant than ever, as hundreds of thousands of essential workers need correctly-fitting, flexible, washable and durable PPE garments. 

The PCIAW® is bringing together our expert sizing members (Sizer, 3DLOOK, QuantaCorp) to present their latest, innovative technology for sizing. Alongside these companies we will also be hearing from Alsico, Evolve, Ecmanage and Gerber Technology to educate the professional clothing industry on the importance of correct sizing and some of the solutions available to them. 

Four sectors of professional clothing must work together when it comes to the creation of a garment: 

  • Garment Technologists
  • The Designers
  • Fabric Manufacturer
  • Sizing Technology

Our panellists will also answer questions surrounding each aspect of garment creation and the importance of the correct size and fit when creating professional clothing. 

The PCIAW®’s ‘Sizing/Wardrobe Management’ Webinar will reveal exactly what type of issues sizing, body scanning and wardrobe management have faced during the pandemic. 

Register for this Webinar

Panellists:

Richard Jessup, Sales Director EMEA, Gerber Technology UK

Leanne Howard, Sales Executive, Gerber Technology UK

Charlotte Clarke, Commercial Director, Alsico UK

Ron Wessels, Sales Director, Ecmanage

Helen Christie, Software Consultant, Evolve  

Nicole Levitt, VP Marketing, Sizer Technologies

Whitney Cathcart, Co-founder & CSO, 3DLOOK 

Nisha Muire, Brand Management Manager, Air Canada

Alexander Vandevelde, Managing Director, QuantaCorp

Yvette Ashby, CEO PCIAW®

John Miln, Chairman, PCIAW®

You’ll find the panellists’ biographies for this exciting webinar below.

As always, we want to hear from our readers! What challenges have you faced during Covid-19’s lockdown, making face-to-face size and fitting near impossible, and what effect do you believe the pandemic has had on the future of sizing and wardrobe management? Get in touch or send in your panellist questions to leah@pciaw.org

Make sure to keep an eye out for the PCIAW®’s ‘Challenges of buying PPE in a pandemic for new and experienced buyers’ Webinar, which will be taking place on Wednesday 12thAugust from 2:00pm-3:30pm. 

PANELLISTS

Richard Jessup, Sales Director EMEA, Gerber Technology UK

Richard Jessup, Sales Director EMEA, Gerber Technology UK

Richard Jessup is responsible for managing the Gerber direct sales team, each of whom are challenged to empower our customers through the use of technology, helping them to be more efficient, productive and generate more revenue. Richard has over 20 years experience of both enterprise level software and technology based capital goods. Over the last 5 years he has developed knowledge and a passion for the fashion and apparel industry, understanding the challenges faced and driving change to overcome these.

Richard Jessup, Sales Director EMEA, Gerber Technology UK

Leanne Howard, Sales Executive, Gerber Technology UK

Leanne Howard has over 15 years’ experience working in the apparel and retail sector. Leanne’s experience spans the full supply chain from suppliers through to brands, retailers and manufacturers. Working for Gerber Technology Leanne helps apparel organisations to implement industry leading software and hardware solutions across design, development and production. Given her experience across various apparel industries including workwear Leanne has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by organisations today including quality and fit, speed to market and cost control.

Charlotte Clarke, Commercial Director, Alsico UK

Charlotte Clarke, Commercial Director, Alsico UK

Charlotte Clarke is the Commercial Director of Alsico UK and serves on its board of directors. Alsico are a large manufacturer and supplier of ‘clothing for people at work’, supplying over 3.5 million garments a year to the UK market. Alsico has 22 manufacturing plants across 11 countries, all of which are managed by the company. Its workforce of over 8,000 employees worldwide supplies 18 million garments annually. Prior to joining Alsico in 2018, Charlotte spent 15 years working for Arco in various senior management positions with responsibilities across sales and supply chain operations. Charlotte heads up Alsico’s Sales and Marketing division and plays a key role in the continued development of strategic customer relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding and challenged marketplace.

Charlotte holds a BA in English and History and studied Management and Leadership at Ashridge Business School (2016-2018).

Ron Wessels, Sales Director, Ecmanage

Ron Wessels, Sales Director, Ecmanage

Ron Wessels founded Ecmanage ten years ago with the help of partner, Evert Van Es. Ron has twenty years of experience in corporate wear and workwear, with an extensive knowledge of the professional clothing industry. His success with wardrobe management systems has landed Ecmanage with contracts with G4S, the Dutch Police, the Dutch Firefighters and many more.

Helen Christie, Software Consultant, Evolve Retail

Helen Christie, Software Consultant, Evolve  

Helen Christie is a Software Consultant at Evolve specialising in workwear. Her experience covers reviewing and re-structuring software architecture and web presence to increase sales, retain customers, acquire new customers and reduce operational costs.

Nicole Levitt, VP Marketing, Sizer Technologies

Nicole Levitt, VP Marketing, Sizer Technologies

Nicole Levitt joined Sizer Technologies in February 2018 as VP Marketing, bringing with her a wealth of global experience in consumer and B2B marketing, brand management and business development. Prior to Sizer, Nicole held senior marketing and leadership positions at some of the biggest multinationals in the world, including L’Oréal, The Coca-Cola Company and SodaStream.

Nicole Levitt, VP Marketing, Sizer Technologies

Whitney Cathcart, Co-founder & CSO, 3DLOOK 

Whitney Cathcart is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of 3DLOOK, an AI-first technology company solving retail’s fit and sizing problem. The 3DLOOK Body Data Platform maximizes the fit opportunity by putting body data intelligence at the center of design, manufacturing, and customer experience. Whitney has spent over two decades working in executive leadership positions for some of America’s leading branded, celebrity licensing, and private label manufacturers delivering apparel products to the biggest names in retail. Whitney also holds a certification from MIT in Artificial Intelligence and is an expert at understanding the intersection of the fashion/retail ecosystem and technology.

Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW®

Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW®

As CEO, Yvette Ashby is well-placed to steer the direction of the PCIAW® to the greatest benefit of the industry as a whole. Known throughout every element of the supply chain, Yvette has built a business that has both lead and supported the professional clothing sector over 25 years through the PCA, director-e publication, buyers forums, and a multitude of events. Her tenacity and enthusiasm to provide a single central cohesive point between buyers and suppliers has culminated in the birth of this not-for-profit trade association bringing the network of people employed and clothed by this unique industry ever closer.

John Miln, Chairman, PCIAW®

John Miln, Chairman, PCIAW®

Renowned industry leader and former CEO of the UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) and now PCIAW® Chair, John Miln was instrumental in the growth and success of the UKFT and the numerous businesses it helped develop and grow. John brings a wealth of experience as well as having had an established career spanning over 40 years within the textiles and apparel industry, both within the UK and internationally.

PCIAW® ‘Sizing/Wardrobe Management’ Webinar.

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