Ruth Spencer Talks Supply Chain Transparency, Sustainability and what Inspires her Work at Sourcemap

Ruth Spencer Talks Supply Chain Transparency, Sustainability and what Inspires her Work at Sourcemap

Supply Chains in the fashion industry are particularly complex and difficult to penetrate. They also happen to conceal extensive environmental and human rights abuses. On the other side of the coin, providing transparency into the fashion industry presents an exciting opportunity because of the cultural power of clothing.  People feel connected to their clothes in a special way, which, in my option, will make the environmental impact of a transparent supply chain even more powerful. 

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Meet the Creators of WOVNS, the Platform that Empowers Anyone to Create Their Own Woven Textiles

Meet the Creators of WOVNS, the Platform that Empowers Anyone to Create Their Own Woven Textiles

We started from a deep understanding of the possibilities and constraints of Jacquard weaving, then set about to translate those into a form that would make sense for people without industry experience. We've developed some novel approaches that allow us to offer a wide range of options while maintaining an efficient manufacturing process. This allows us to offer small volumes of fabric at a reasonable price.

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Meet Sayam Kochar, Co-creator of Techpacker, the First Designer Centric, Open Source, Life Cycle Management Tool

Meet Sayam Kochar, Co-creator of Techpacker, the First Designer Centric, Open Source, Life Cycle Management Tool

Techpacker is the world’s first fashion life cycle management tool (PLM) that is designed for growing fashion designers and brands. Our philosophy is to build accessible and affordable design management solutions so that any designer can get quality products made from any part of the world easily.

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Discover the Inspiration and Story behind Maud Heline's Modern Fresh Namesake Line

Discover the Inspiration and Story behind Maud Heline's Modern Fresh Namesake Line

Maud Heline’s resume reads like an aspiring fashion designer’s dream. From studying at l’Ecole de la Chambre in Paris and winning a scholarship to the Academy of Art in San Francisco to working at Isabel Marant and Balmain in France and then Maiyet in New York. I met with Maud Heline in her calming airy Paris-meets-Brooklyn studio at Manufacture New York to hear her story as she recounted the path that led to creating and launching her namesake line.

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