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Impulse 1-2013-EN

1st edition 2013 Textile research and services www.hohenstein.com HoHenstein impulse tHe latest information from tHe HoHenstein institute A fitting solution for all sizes! Fitting tests are a worthwhile investment in customer satisfaction Most manufacturers the age values for the target group of ready-made and to the data for the dress size to clothing are still be tested or for the described body finding it difficult contours. This means that fashion for to ensure proper 60-year-olds or plus-sizes can actually fit for their products, be worn by test subjects with the despite the new body corresponding age or the respectively measurement tables on the defined body type. The ‘fit’ of these basis of the German serial garments is then evaluated by measurement campaign experienced garment technicians at SizeGERMANY and the the Hohenstein Institute. Valuable resulting 3D dummies. information from the test subjects Adapting the ready-wear about any ‘niggles and twinges’ measurement tables to provides important pointers for changes in fashion and optimising the individual garments, target group requirements but primarily for the underlying are a constant design. challenge for The manufacturers’ ready-wear quality assurance. measurement tables are updated and supplemented on the basis of the SizeGERMANY body measurement tables and the internal standards ‘In reality, whether developed by Hohenstein in recent someone perceives a years. The reports include the ready- garment to have a wear measurement tables as well as suggestions for improvements ‘proper fit‘ depends on and recommendations regarding how it looks and feels on tolerances. The manufacturers can their body.’ then start production, depending onManufacturers of ready-made-clothes can use the data from the fitting tests to adapt the fit of the entire garment range to the target group and then independently continue the consistent optimisation during product development. The result are loyal, satisfied customers who can the fitting evaluation. buy their entire wardrobe from one brand almost ‘blindly‘. These aspects are mainly alone do not provide any indication influenced by the cut and the of proper fit. Comparing garment Overview Of services materials used. Moreover, body measurements to the values from proportions change significantly ready-wear measurement tables • Fitting test on new garments with age: Clothes for 60-year-old does not allow any judgement of how • Fitting test after one care treatment women therefore have to be designed good the fit is for the intended target differently to those for 18-year-olds – group, either. • Fitting test after three care treatments (e.g. underwear) even if these women have the same For the Hohenstein experts, • Test for defects in workmanship primary body measurements or dress the principle for the route to lower sizes! Clothing design should take the return rates and increased customer • Verification of the items on the basis of the supplied ready-wear age-related changes into account satisfaction is therefore: ‘People rather measurement table accordingly. than dummies’. Stephanie Müller’s • Verification of conformity with DIN EN 14 682 (02.08) Designing plus-size fashion is team uses a database of around 250 particularly challenging. It, too, people from all age groups and body • Optimisation of the ready-wear measurement table on the basis of the requires the changing proportions types for the fitting tests. manufacturer’s measurement table to be taken into account in order to The fitting tests for the garments • Creation of a ready-wear measurement table without a measurement table offer perfect fit across all dress sizes. are then carried out on the test The creation of patterns and the subjects from the data pool. Their from the manufacturer resulting ready-wear measurements body measurements correspond to HigHligHts perfect fit H a Of left in tHe needed! at pOint Of saleverOer turnHHigplus-size menell insulated insteadwHelmets wit cOld Page 3 Page 5 Page 6 Page 4


Impulse 1-2013-EN
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