- This company sprang to life as the Tailored Clothing Technology Corporation in 1981 from a concept generated from a 1979 National Science Foundation Study conducted by John T. Dunlop and Fred Abernathy of Harvard University. The mission was to expand technology and educational programs and, in 1999, its first three-dimensional body measurement systems (bodyscanning) were made commercially available to four groups—Levi Strauss, the U.S. Navy, North Carolina State College of Textiles, and Clarity Fit Technologies of Minneapolis. Land's End and Brooks Brothers followed in 2000 and 2001, respectively. In 2001, [TC]2 was selected for an anthropometric research study in 2002 using its 3-D measurement system to scan more than 10,000 men and women. The system utilizes four strategically placed white light sensors to extract more than 200 data points from the body in less than a minute. The results of SizeUK in 2003 and SizeUSA in 2004 yielded important information about the changing shape of British and American men and women. In 2003, [TC]2 was selected for SizeMX, a national survey for Mexico.
Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry. Francesca Sterlacci and Joanne Arbuckle.