London, UK- 27th February Unmade is excited to be contributing to the latest Women of Wearables event on the topic of Fashion Tech 2019- Whats next? The panel session will include our Co founder and Chief Customer Success Officer Kirsty Emery.
Using the latest technology can give a fashion brand access to unlimited possibilities when it comes to communication. Biotechnology has enabled us to come up with progressive ideas such as bioengineering using spider silk, 3D printing has affected the traditional design process, the materials, and the production of jewellery and accessories, while brands like Burberry, Alexander Wang and Ralph Lauren are using technology to further elevate the customer experience.
But, the fashion industry is also one of the world’s most polluting. Reportedly topped only by oil, the fashion industry is contributing to major environmental destruction – mainly because consumers insist on buying so many clothes at such cheap prices. Alternatives do exist. The solution lies in buying less and choosing better quality items that are made as ethically as possible.
In order to raise awareness about some of the challenges of fashion industry, as well as possible solutions and upcoming trends, Women of Wearables are bringing together five speakers - entrepreneurs, technologists, designers, legal professionals and journalists, who will share their views on all things fashion tech, sustainability, smart textiles and everything in between!
Speakers include our WoW women Rosie Burbidge IP lawyer and author of “The European Fashion Law” book, Marianna Ferro, founder and CEO of Flair Atelier, Laurenti Arnault, fashion tech journalist and founder and CEO of media platform WTVOX, Kirsty Emery, co-founder of Unmade. Moderated by - Marija Butkovic, founder and CEO of Women of Wearables.
Join us for an evening of inspiring talks about fashion tech projects and networking afterwards!
Many thanks to our sponsors MHP Communications for providing us with the venue and refreshments for the evening!
* While we are an organisation aiming to inspire and connect first and foremost women in wearable and fashion tech, we welcome all genders to this event! 🙂
6.00 - 6.30 - Registration and networking
6.30 - 6.35 - Women of Wearables - 5 minute presentation
6:35 - 6:50 - MHPC - 15 min presentation
6.50 - 8.00 - Panel discussion + Q&A
8.00 - 9.00 - Food, refreshments and networking
Unmade is a global fashion software company driving innovation throughcustomisation and delivering an end-to-end digital solution for on-demand production at scale. The business, started by Hal Watts, Kirsty Emery and Ben Alun-Jones in 2014, was born out of a desire to reimagine both the design and manufacturing processes within the fashion industry, so brands only make what is actually sold, resulting in minimal waste. It then officially launched as Unmade in 2015, having previously been called Knyttan. The company was nominated for the LVMH Innovation Award at VivaTech in Paris, and in 2017, it won the Best Use of Innovation at the Drapers Digital Awards in London. Furthermore, Unmade was most recently named as one of the 100 best creatively led businesses in the UK by The Creative Industry Council, and in May 2018, it completed the Lafayette Plug and Play program as part of the renowned Plug and Play innovation accelerator. Pieces from Unmade are now a part of the permanent collections at both The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.