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Deep dive into MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING with the QUEEN OF RAW Stephanie Benedetto, SAVE THE GARMENT DISTRICT's Samanta Cortes, and business strategist Rob Sanchez. Join them for in-depth interviews with industry notables and insights into trends, business and technology within the material sciences industry.

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    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Deep dive into MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING with the QUEEN OF RAW Stephanie Benedetto, SAVE THE GARMENT DISTRICT's Samanta Cortes, and business strategist Rob Sanchez. Join them for in-depth interviews with industry notables and insights into trends, business and technology within the material sciences industry.

    058 – Ivan Poupyrev of Google and Paul Dillinger of Levi Strauss – Tech, Textiles, and Project Jacquard

    058 – Ivan Poupyrev of Google and Paul Dillinger of Levi Strauss – Tech, Textiles, and Project Jacquard

    The thinking behind, logistics and journey of Project Jacquard…

    Dr. Ivan Poupyrev, Director of Engineering at Google, and Paul Dillinger Head of Design Innovation for Levi Strauss, join Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on location at FIT for WEAR Conference. MouthMedia Network studios are powered by Sennheiser.In this episode:
    Building technology into a jacket
    The move to put tech into both hard and soft goods
    Power factory
    How tech can be integrated into textiles that are flexible, stretchable, and can withstand the burning of denim during manufacturing process
    Brands learning from each other
    Trust between companies is critical
    Corporate egos, understanding, admitting what you’re good and bad at, supplement deficiencies, finding right partner to fill deficiencies
    Co-creation was a key word defining the Google/Levi Strauss relationship

    The jacket was designed for use by urban cyclists, designed to improve your life when cycling
    Explored opportunity for tactile interface without having to put screen in face
    Now with product out there, how one uses the jacket is discovered and you can have more capabilities embedded, and amplify such as an interface with ride share
    Actual product you can buy and try, buy from Levi’s store online (exciting because it is not in an electronics store, but instead in an apparel store)
    Jacket takes the burden off of one device, consumer can avoid being orphaned by loss of one device, every object being able to have some function
    Pricing reflects tremendous R& D that’s gone into it, but Levi’s has other jackets at a higher price point
    Production supply chain, new considerations, but utilizing many standing resources and avoided disruption, ease of integration
    IP protection, trusting suppliers

    • 27 min
    057 – Carol Chyau of SHOKAY – Yak, Oysters, and Ecomarine

    057 – Carol Chyau of SHOKAY – Yak, Oysters, and Ecomarine

    Socially responsible premium yak down…

    Carol Chyau, Co-Founder and CEO of SHOKAY (committed to benefitting the communities that produce yak down, conscientiously selecting the right partners, creating timeless products, and using the best business principles), joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on location at the 2018 WEAR Conference at FIT.In this episode:
    SHOKAY sustainably sources hand-combed yak down from the remote Himalayan Highlands to bring incredibly light and beautiful textiles with a soft texture.
    Working with unconventional materials
    The yak car comes only from locations in Himalayan regions
    How it is like cashmere, warmer than wool, more breathable than cashmere
    What can be created from these materials
    Yak and ecomarine (recycle plastic bottles blended with oyster shell composites, offering anti bacterial and anti odor qualities)
    Coordinating with brands to innovate
    Working with a garment manufacturer with wearable tech, utilizing the materials into a piece that can be worn in a lot of circumstances including monitoring of EKG and heart rate
    Much coordination required for innovation between everyone in ecosystem of manufacturers, innovation is incremental
    China and a focus on sustainability, a lot of production delays because so many shops are shutting down because they don’t meet regulations
    Taking things from conversations into real tangible action

    • 17 min
    056 – Rickard Rosendahl of Inuheat – Printing Wearable Warmth

    056 – Rickard Rosendahl of Inuheat – Printing Wearable Warmth

    A wearable heating platform…

    Rickard Rosendahl, CEO of Inuheat Group AB (a developer and manufacturer of the Inuheat Wearable Heating Platform – an entire eco system with all components and materials needed for a clothing manufacturer (the apparel brand) to design and manufacture apparels with active battery powered heating built in), joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on location at the 2018 WEAR Conference at FIT.In this episode:
    How Inuheat has developed platform components to build in heat to apparel
    Gloves, socks, base layers
    Applications in medical, performance, military
    Users can stay out longer, focused
    Bringing heat onto skin safely and comfortably
    Creating a system that is cost effective in production, material sourcing, knitting
    Printing a flexible, smooth heating panel directly on garment
    Plus, a data platform!
    Testing certification, a need to develop their own tests and standards, considering setting up an accreditation process
    Durability, washability
    Sending data to the user
    Heptic feedback
    Inuheat’s partnership with DuPont for volumes with high quality printing, embroidery
    Medical applications
    Monetizing to make cost effective, working with 15-20 brands, volume allows them to put more money into development and quality
    Inuheat’s expertise combined with Inuheat results in added value – meeting a versatile group of end-user requirements on comfort and performance

    • 23 min
    055 – Francesca Rosella of CuteCircuit – Gold Plated Hugs

    055 – Francesca Rosella of CuteCircuit – Gold Plated Hugs

    Interactive fashion wearable technology brand…

    Francesca Rosella (bio), Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of CuteCircuit (a global leader in interactive fashion integrating new beauty and functionality through the use of smart textiles and micro-electronics), joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortes on locations at the 2018 WEAR Conference at FIT.In this episode:
    How Rosella started working in the field in 2001
    How people can use technology to connect with one another, express themselves
    Creating the first fashion wearable technology brand in world
    One of the first thing worked on was hug shirt, a t-shirt lets you hug someone over a distance, transferred in a hug message sent over mobile app
    Why start with a hug?
    Overcoming a disconnect between design and technology
    How CuteCircuit did not want wires in garments
    Pieces of fabric coated with nano-particals to be transparent and conductive
    Exciting project with Mercedes, designing a pilot suit, sensors for emotions of pilot, lights up in response to sounds and other stimulus, played in theaters
    What is the definition of “wearable”, must be a garment
    The ability to have the same electronics in a bracelet as in your shirt
    Must have fashion meet function
    Washability issues
    Sustainability considerations, recycling, use certified textiles, all electronics have restrictions of hazardous substances, and are all gold plated
    Have recycling program, send back garment, and recycle components, and discount on new garment
    Creating la ot of costumes for performers
    The sound shirt that allows deaf people to feel vibration of instruments in a concert

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    • 24 min
    054 – Ben Christensen of SAP – Imagine It, Build It

    054 – Ben Christensen of SAP – Imagine It, Build It

    3D printing, partnerships, and from science fiction to science fact…

    Ben Christensen, Startup Mentor, Maker Evangelist, Keynote Speaker, Global Lead for SAP Next-Gen Science Fiction Community, joins Stephanie Benedetto and Samanta Cortez in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.In this episode:
    Christensen on what he’s caring about and identity, always starting things, helping companies explore what’s possible to make partnerships
    If you can imagine it you can build it
    SAP –  his focus on the global sci fi community
    Sci fi shows what’s possible
    From science fiction to science fact, designing today
    The liquid – PLA – polylactic acid
    The possibilities of creating almost anything via 3D printing, an accelerating industry
    4D printing and what it can be, do, and inspire
    A lot of trash results from 3D printing, how can you reuse the discarded materials
    How 3D printers can become stations in the community where things can be synthesized
    SAP Next Gen
    SAP started a campaign with UN Women, the “#SheInnovates Initiative”
    Partnering with The Startup Guide, for the first one for NYC
    Christensen on joining the circus, then working for a software company
    How 800M jobs could be eliminated through automation, but it is a crucial awakening for humanity
    Implications and opportunities for automation

    As the market leader in enterprise application software, SAP is at the center of today’s business and technology revolution. SAP helps you streamline your processes, giving you the ability to use real-time data to predict customer trends across your entire business. SAP is committed to helping every customer become a best-run business.

     

    • 39 min
    053 – Panel – Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Proper Governance

    053 – Panel – Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Proper Governance

    The impact of social responsibility, sustainability, and proper governance on the growth and expansion of companies…

    Rob Sanchez, CEO of Mouth Media Network, moderates an impressive expert panel on material development, governance, and sustainability as part of an event at Spring Place sponsored by Financial Executives  International, including:
    Karina Givargisoff, Founder and Editor in Chief of MISSION Magazine
    Beth Colleton, Founder of Purpose Strategies
    Danielle Joseph, Investment Officer at Closed Loop Partners
    William Reinisch, Venture Partner at Paladin Capital GroupIn this episode:
    The importance of consideration of social responsibility at early stages of planning a company, ESG and sustaibablity, in idea generation stage, how this has dramatically changed and become complete sector and way of thinking about it
    How for the next generation this wont be an add on, will be a fundamental part of building an industry
    Doesn’t work well when it is down the hall
    Using for growth, generating more opportunity, turning it into value, the more growth the more material a company is saving, correlated to growth, the more you can do — the more money you make
    Structuring business models around turning a waystream into a revenue stream
    Evolving, next generation space
    EVRNU, Bolt Thread as great examples of innovation
    Growing and scaling
    Gen Z and Millennials have the most stake in it, and trying to take into account their buying habits and influence, listening to a younger audience helps us keep on track to grow in the right direction
    Scalability in creating efficiencies in supply chain and recycling defective garments
    When fabric technologies create rcyclaaed textiles indistinguishable from originals
    Repurposing textiles
    Driving revenue generation by allowing people to purchase items that support the changing habits
    The planning side of raw materials, how we must be thinking about resilience
    A lot of unanswered question about how to integrate sustainable raw materials into the manufacturing process
    Making sure to avoid seeming tone deaf to the public, and the important of governance
    Investors looking at long-term value in companies, and the importance of sustainability
    The critical nature of transparency, and to lead from the top and follow through that it is a driving force and part of the DNA of a company
    The up and coming work force wants purpose in their employer, is a valuable part of retention strategy
    Critical: an actionable purpose strategy that is authentic

    Photo credits: Jason Drago, ARENAISSANCE FILMS 

    • 43 min

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