Speakers from the world's largest organisations will share their needs & experiences with many world first announcements. Learn of the requirements and case studies from end users and hear all about the latest innovations from companies across the value chain. In total, hear insights from 250 speakers.
What happens when you put three engineers, four industrial designers, two fashion designers a couple of material scientists, and four apparel production experts in the same room with a trio of Shima-Seiki digital knitting machines for 10 weeks and ask them to experiment?
You get TEK-TILES(TM) a series of 20 experimental swatches and products designed to integrate technology into the manufacturing process. Join Debera Johnson for an interactive, hands-on presentation and learn more about the Pratt/BF+DA.
Speaker Biography (Debera Johnson)
Deb Johnson is the Founder and Executive Director of the Pratt Institute/Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, a hub for ethical fashion and responsible technology that promotes triple bottom line values that link financial success to an ethical and sustainable supply chain. Deb also founded the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt Institute and has been leading the integration of sustainability into Pratt's art, design and architecture programs for over 15 years. Johnson chaired Pratt's Industrial Design program from 1997-2005.
Company Profile (Pratt/BF+DA)
Pratt Institute's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA) is a hub for ethical fashion and design and provides its Venture Fellow businesses access to on-site business mentorship and small-run apparel production. The BF+DA is also an innovation space for creative technologists, academic researchers and industry innovators working to connect technology and sustainability to a 21st century vision ocused on transforming the fashion industry.
The BF+DA offers sustainable strategies consulting, materials sourcing and links to existing NYC manufacturers.