This is Not a Sweater: Smart Garments & Functional Fabrics
Technology is driving innovation in apparel design and changing our expectations of the function of clothing. With estimates of a $38 billion industry by 2022, there are a number of questions yet to be answered about the nature of this market. What is the definition of a smart garment? How will the industry shift focus from sports to health care? Who has their eye on the environmental and social impacts of this emerging market? How will manufacturing change in response to new materials?
Join Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator’s Executive Director Deb Johnson, Olivia Burca, Garment Engineer at Wearable Experiments and Chris Kasabach, a pioneer in the field of wearable computing and connected healthcare for a conversation as part of New York Textile Month, an event guaranteed to foster new thinking regarding how designers are creating smart garments and functional fabrics.