Gribbin Strategic


The Apparel BUSINESS ExperT



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CEO Edward A. Gribbin's forty years of experience and tangible business results in the apparel industry cover nearly every discipline from design to the customer's back.


Gribbin Strategic strives to fulfill the needs of fashion industry clients at any stage of the value chain. Through expertise, leadership and creativity, Gribbin Strategic can help your company grow profitably in a rapidly evolving business landscape.

For the past 12 years, Ed has worked for Alvanon, Inc., the last seven as President. Under his leadership, Alvanon evolved from the premier provider of technical fit forms to the foremost authority on product development, sizing and fit strategy and execution. He managed its teams and has worked with leading retail clients all over the world; he remains an advisor to Alvanon and the Wang Family. 

Prior to Alvanon, Ed joined the tech startup Intellifit Corporation as President/COO in 1999. There, he co-invented the revolutionary Intellifit Scanner, the first body scanner to accurately return the dimensions of fully-clothed consumers and predict their sizes across the spectrum of available brands. 

Ed serves on numerous boards and regularly presents insights and thought leadership themes to international apparel conferences. He also contributes to editorial and op-ed content in many relevant publications. His current board memberships include:

  • American Apparel & Footwear Association (since 2011)
  • International Apparel Federation (since 2012) 
    • Executive Committee & Treasurer
  • SPESA (Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas) (since 2011)
    • Executive Committee & Treasurer
  • University of Delaware Fashion Studies Advisory Council (since 2010)
  • The Robin Report (since 2015)
  • AAPN (Americas’ Apparel Producers Network) (since 2017)