Bodi.Me wins PCIAW award

Size & fit clothing tech, without intrusive 3D body scans technologies wins global clothing association PCIAW award for best innovative technology for the second consecutive year

 Bodi.Me is honoured won for the second consecutive year, the Best Application of Innovative Technology award from the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW).

Bodi.Me has won Best Application of Innovative Technology at the PCIAW Awards for the second year running for new applications of its Size-Me sustainable fashion fit platform.

Size-Me’s integration into made-on-demand (MOD) and made-to-measure (MTM) processes enables companies to quickly and cheaply make small batches of quality clothing in production facilities closer to home, greatly reducing returns, overproduction and overstock.

The integration enables the extrapolation of all the required measures for a MOD or MTM garment with just a few clicks using a short, intuitive Size-Me questionnaire. Size-Me has already been successfully tested with Gerber’s made-to-measure software AccuMark.

This technology can be used by fashion businesses or at scale by the uniform industry to kit out thousands of wearers in perfectly fitting garments, drastically reducing waste, returns, and rollout times and delivering return on investment.

McKinsey and the GFA Fashion climate report 2020 state that reducing garment returns by 20% would produce a US$400 of direct cost saving per every tCO2e abated, with an average of 10m tCO2e per year. The same report showed that a 10% reduction in overproduction could produce a US$350 of direct cost saving per every tCO2e abated, with an average of 150m tCO2e per year.

‘Our Size-Me technology can have an immediate financial and sustainable benefit for businesses,’ said Lara Mazzoni, CEO and co-founder of Bodi.Me. ‘Our clients see a direct saving of a minimum of £10 for every £2 invested in our technology, and this is does not even take into account savings on the cost and CO2e of shipping returned garments.’


Sustainable fashion fit technology for advanced manufacturing

Bodi.Me’s has been awarded a place on the Global Incubator Programme for Advanced Manufacturing in Canada, organised by Innovate UK and its Canadian partner MaRS, in part because of its work on innovative solutions such as Size-Me, the sustainable size and fit platform. The programme focuses on bringing UK technology excellence to local Canadian manufacturers and their business partners to accelerate the adoption of technology that can deliver immediate sustainability and economic benefits to both parties.

The company is currently also a member of the MaRS Innovate UK advanced manufacturing cohort of British ventures looking to make a splash in the North American market.

‘We are confident this programme can accelerate the North American growth of UK start-ups as well as strengthen the manufacturing ecosystem here at home,’ said Jason MacFarlane, VP, Venture Services Products at MaRS. ‘We want to extend the long history of partnership between Canada and the UK’s innovation economies.’


About MaRS

MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.