One Size Does Not Fit All: The Fashion Industry Is Missing A Nearly $300 Billion Global Opportunity

I’ve written about inclusive design here before, and note that we are now seeing the fashion industry make significant progress on the inclusive and adaptive design front. However, we have much further to go. On June 14 my firm, Coresight Research, had the privilege of cohosting a daylong conference on inclusive design alongside Alvanon, a global apparel and product development consultancy. Our Trailblazers event, One Size Does Not Fit All—Inclusive Design & the Modern Consumer, brought together more than 300 people from a wide range of fashion disciplines. The participants and audience included C-suite retail and brand executives, entrepreneurs, designers, creators, and supply chain and manufacturing leaders who share a passion for bringing fashion to all, not just those who are “the right size and shape.” The panelists noted that approximately half of the US population is underserved by the fashion industry and highlighted how designers and retailers are now working to meet these consumers’ fashion desires.

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