This is not a sweater, a panel discussion @ BF+DA

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On Sept. 19th, our CEO, Yuchen Zhang joined a panel discussion titled This is Not a Sweater about smart garments and functional fabrics at Pratt Institute's accelerator program, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA). The panel discussion was hosted by BF+DA’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 also joined the conversation. This was an event on thinking and creating smart garments, functional fabrics, and e-textiles as part of New York Textile Month. During the discussion, the panelists had a great conversation about the challenges and potentials in wearable technology and smart textiles. 

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Sourcing Journal quoted, “The navigation of the fashion world and the technology world is so different, it’s almost chaotic,” said Yuchen
Zhang, Wearable Media co-founder. “We want to bridge this gap and we are working on a product system to help designers incorporate technology easily into their garments.”

 

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