Expert, the Global Apparel Company has named high-fashion label Studio Jux to its prestigious Dr Kenneth Wang Mentorship Program. The announcement was made by Alvanon’s CEO Janice Wang. The Kenneth Wang Mentorship Program was established in September 2011 by Alvanon to mentor emerging brands and design talent. It awards the winner a two-year mentorship with Alvanon’s leading industry apparel experts to help pave a sustainable path to success. The program is named after Kenneth Wang, who founded Alvanon in 2001.
Under the program, Alvanon will strengthen Studio JUX’s existing business competence with statistical sizing data, technical design tools and training in key areas of the art and science of fashion, including production, supply chain issues, fit, marketing and sales. Studio JUX was founded by Jitske Lundgren and Carlien Helmink in 2008 with the belief that fashion should be fun and enjoyable for everyone: for the designers, the people working in factories and customers wearing and using the product.
The sustainable, high-fashion label for men and women offers an alternative to fast fashion, focused on maximizing social economic impact while it’s minimizing environmental footprint. With fair-trade principles at the forefront of JUX’s brand identity, each garment is finely crafted by Nepali tailors under fair labor conditions, monitored by the Fair Wear Foundation. With the slogan ‘My Nepali Tailor Is a Rockstar,’ the Handshake program allows customers to “meet” the makers of their garments via virtual profiles on the label’s website.