This week we are joined by Kurt Cavano, CEO at Nimbly, to talk about the rise of on-demand manufacturing and how Kurt sees this playing out over the coming years as brands and partners move to become smarter, more cohesive units that blend on-demand and localised services with production en masse that happens further abroad to achieve a far greater proposition for the consumer.
Director of Innovation at Deckers Brands, Chris Hillyer, joins us to catch up on where the fashion world is right now with regards to digital materials. Are more companies adopting this technology as a serious path to a quicker and more efficient product development process? What are the limitations? Do those limitations even need to be overcome for this to make business sense? Chris provides answers to all these questions and more.
We kick off season 3 with a conversation alongside Danit Peleg, a 3D Printed Fashion Designer whose work is gaining great notoriety in this burgeoning industry. During the chat we talk about what kind of materials are available and the differences between them, how machinery plays a big part, how this might affect consumer behaviour and the huge benefits this will mean for our mission to be more sustainable.
Founder of FashNerd and prominent fixture at UK fashion technology events, Muchaneta Kapfunde has witnessed the rapid increase in companies using software and hardware to gain a competitive edge and become more sustainable. In this week's episode, we discuss what will happen over the coming months and years to enable more sustainable business models and keep the consumer happy.
The skills deficit is perhaps one of the biggest problems facing the industry today and will require a unique partnership between brands, manufacturers, academics and technology providers to overcome. Paola Bertola joins us from Politecnico di Milano to shed some light on the research they have done in this area to foster and deliver the appropriate skill set needed to operate within a digitally transformed fashion industry.
Joost Alferdinck joins the podcast to take a look at today’s challenges that fashion brands walk into when switching from physical to digital.
Tom Duhoux joins Fashion Made to talk about his fully circular denim company
Gumdrop has been founded on a closed loop recycling process and is the first company to make an entire shoe from would-be waste chewing gum. Shaun Licence joins Fashion Made to discuss how changing consumer behaviour is essential to closed-loop recycling, as well as share some provocative facts about mankind's problem with waste and how we can find solutions.
We are joined by Alvaro Pin Hurtado to discuss the journey that HATCH has been on to get to this point where they can start to have game changing conversations with brands. The Digital Showroom is certainly going to make hugely positive changes, and they must strive forwards to accomodate how relationships between fashion brands and wholesale customers may change in the future.
Fashion Made reveals the groundbreaking projects, disruptive technologies and the fantastic people inspiring the fashion, apparel and footwear industries