Hohenstein: 3D body data for babies and toddl...

3D body data for babies and toddlers

(Source: Hohenstein)
(Source: Hohenstein)

To aid the pattern development and fit assessment that is particularly challenging for children's clothing, Hohenstein has conducted the first measurement series on babies and toddlers. The new database will help brands and manufacturers design their children's clothing in an accurate, efficient and more sustainable way using fit testing and pattern optimization.
The Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim/Germany, have been taking body measurements for all target groups since 1957. Based on regular serial measurements taken with 3D body scans over 20 years, data is continuously updated. With the measurement of toddlers and babies, Hohenstein is now closing a  gap in the market.
5,626 girls and boys in German sizes 56-182 cm were measured. This means that 3D scans of infants are available for the first time. The 3D body data form an indispensable basis for customer-specific measurement tables, child-friendly patterns and gradings, optimized fits as well as 3D children's avatars for clothing simulation.
Hohenstein offers a wide range of tests for safe children's clothing from a single source. In addition to fit and pattern, Hohenstein carries out risk assessments and safety tests for children's clothing (e.g. cords according to DIN EN 13682), UV protection according to different standards, tests for harmful substances according to Oeko-Tex, among others. Toy testing is also part of the portfolio.

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