University of Oregon professor helps Old Navy streamline plus-sizes for women

EUGENE, Ore. — A professor at the University of Oregon has helped streamline plus-size clothing for women at Old Navy.

The UO says professor Susan Sokolowski is a global expert in product design, as well as the Director of the Sports Product Design program at the university.

It says retail giant Old Navy worked closely with her to define new body shapes and measurements across their women’s size range.

UO says her research team measured 3-D body scan data obtained from a previous North American survey to validate new fit blocks.

The university says the apparel is available online and across its 1,200 stores in the new range of sizes.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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