What one founder learned about sustaining passion (and the future of manufacturing) from working in 3D printing.
Why is fashion tech so exciting right now? Because reinventing supply chains, reconfiguring manufacturing, and reimagining how we approach sizing and fit could turn a trillion-dollar industry on its head.
By Carrie Mantha (Founder & CEO, Indira)
I was asked on Quora recently to quantify the difference between haute couture and mass apparel in terms of construction quality. Interestingly, the question was asked relative to a “lost” Steve Jobs quote about software/programmer quality and ended up revealing why I find it so exciting to be innovating in fashion-tech right now.
As part of her growth strategy, founder Kimbra Orr is eying photo sharing and gifting companies like Shutterfly, Zazzle, Café Press, Costco, Walmart and Walgreens as potential OEM channel partners.
By Sramana Mitra (Founder, One Million By One Million)
The idea for the business came to founder Kimbra Orr in 1998 when she saw a locket that she loved. Yet she questioned why lockets are designed to tuck photographs out of sight. Orr felt that great memories should be shown off. With that thought in mind, she began designing sterling silver charms that would make gifts that people could treasure for years and pass down from one generation to the next.
The jewelry was a hit. Today, Orr sits at the helm of Kimbra Studios, an e-commerce company that offers consumers everything from photo necklaces to bracelets