Global innovations firm Alvanon has launched Motif, a unique apparel knowledge and continual e-learning hub to help solve the skills’ gap within the global apparel industry and solve the issues faced by individual firms. The skills gap in apparel is getting wider all the while the tools needed to close the chasm are falling further and further behind. With Motif, Alvanon is providing a way for apparel experts to offer training industry-wide. Plus, it allows employers to purchase the course on behalf of their staff, and it gives employees the flexibility to learn at their own pace. In Alvanon’s ‘The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2018’ report, which was based on a survey of 642 industry insiders, the company has revealed 73 per cent of executives rank employee development and learning as a pressing business issue, second only to going digital.