Additional National Sizing Survey Data Released

Additional body measurement data taken as part of SizeUSA – the National Sizing Survey conducted in
13 cities by the Textile/Clothing Technology Corp. ([TC]
2), Cary, N.C., and sponsored by the US Department of Commerce and other industry
participants – is now available from [TC]
2. A preliminary review of the data shows that waists increase the most with age, most
of the 6,310 women surveyed are pear-shaped, and most of the 3,691 men surveyed have chests larger
than their hips. “We expect that sponsors and purchasers of the report data will incorporate the
findings into their sizing specifications to produce better-fitting garments for a larger portion
of the US population,” said Karen Davis, marketing/communications specialist, [TC]

June 2004